Hoping to pay less at the gas pump? Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed emergency measures to suspend the state’s gas tax. Bills drafted in both the House and the Senate moved quickly through the Maryland General Assembly — taking less than a week to approve even as legislators have less than 30 days left in the current session.
Collection of the $.36 tax on gasoline will be suspended for 30 days, but it will be up to the individual gas station operators as to whether or not that savings is passed along to consumers.
Marylanders have recently seen slight declines in prices; the average a week ago was $4.30 and has dropped to $4.16.