HOGAN TARGETS ‘ROAD KILL BILL’: Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that 11 Montgomery County transportation projects would be canceled if state lawmakers didn’t repeal a new law that requires transportation projects to be ranked before they receive state funding, Doug Tallman reports for Bethesda Magazine.
Hogan said his “top priority” next year will be repealing the law, which he dubbed “the road kill bill,” which he says requires him to stop work on nearly every transportation project in Maryland, Erin Cox of the Sun reports. That characterization is contradicted by an advisory letter from the office of the state attorney general, which says the governor can choose which transportation projects to pay for.
“It will wreak havoc on the entire state transportation system,” the governor said at a news conference Wednesday. The Post’s Josh Hicks writes that to emphasize his point, Hogan displayed poster boards with dozens of proposed road projects that he said would not receive funding under the rating program.