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Relief at the Pump: Gov. Hogan suspends Maryland’s gas tax for 30 days

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(WEAA) — Governor Larry Hogan on Friday signed a measure to immediately suspend Maryland’s gas tax for 30 days.

“This bipartisan action will provide some relief from the pain at the pump and it is possible because of the prudent fiscal steps we have taken, which have resulted in a record budget surplus,” said Governor Hogan. “This is, of course, not a cure-all, and market instability will continue to lead to fluctuations in prices, but we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to provide relief for Marylanders.”

Maryland is the first state in the nation to enact an immediate suspension of the gas tax.

The state's $0.36 gas tax will be suspended beginning today, March 18, until 11:59 PM on April 16.