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Mike Miller: Up to Martin O'Malley to choose how to fund transportation


ANNAPOLIS - The leader of Maryland's Senate introduced a plan to provide much-needed funding for the state's transportation projects -- but he wants to see action from Gov. Martin O'Malley before his proposal goes anywhere.

"Nothing's going to happen unless the governor takes the lead on this issue," Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Prince George's and Calvert counties, told reporters Tuesday.

"What I've given the governor is a menu," he said.

Miller introduced proposals Monday night that would place a 3 percent sales tax on gasoline, raising prices at the pump 5 cents per gallon...