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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep. Andy Harris Opposes Massive Susquehanna River Toll Hike

June 6, 2011
Press Release

 

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Ryan Nawrocki

(202) 441-7940

For Immediate Release: 

June 6, 2011

Rep. Andy Harris Opposes Massive Susquehanna River Toll Hike

Perryville, MD – Today, Rep. Andy Harris joined Maryland State Senators Nancy Jacobs, E.J. Pipkin and Harford County Executive David Craig to oppose the massive 620% increase at the Hatem River Bridge and other toll hikes that will hurt Maryland families, businesses and job creators.

“I oppose the O’Malley toll hikes because they will destroy jobs and disproportionately hurt rural and suburban Maryland families”, said Rep. Andy Harris. “The State of Maryland does not have a revenue problem - it has a spending problem.”

The State of Maryland is proposing drastic toll increases, including:

  • $5.50 per trip hike on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • $2 per trip hikes for the Harbor and Fort McHenry Tunnels
  •  $2 per trip increase for John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway

 The $210 million tax hike comes at a time when Maryland families and job creators can afford it least.

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