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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - Maryland legislative leaders say they are painfully aware of the need for transportation revenue, but they don't sound very confident there will be enough support this year.
    
House Speaker Michael Busch and Sen. Edward Kasemeyer took part in a panel on Friday. Stacy Mayer, Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legislative officer, and Delegate Anthony O'Donnell also spoke.
    
Kasemayer, D-Baltimore County, says after some tough votes by lawmakers for other tax increases in recent years, "these people are fatigued."
    
O'Donnell, R-Calvert, says taxpayers are "maxed out."
    
The speaker says he'd need support from all the lawmakers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties and Baltimore city to increase the gas tax.
    
Mayer says the governor believes new revenues are needed, but the question is whether there is enough support in the Legislature.

 

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