BALTIMORE —Maryland officials have been considering introducing a tax on vehicle miles traveled as an encouragement, of sorts, to cut emissions. The WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team asked the candidates for governor where they stand on the issue.
It's not easy to find common ground among the top three Democrats running for governor until you ask whether they support the idea of a new tax known as the vehicles miles traveled.
The proposal is intended to cut vehicle emissions in that the more you drive, the more you'd pay. Other states are close to implementing the tax. Volunteers in Oregon will have meters installed next year and will pay 1.5 cents a mile instead of a state gas tax.