Council President Press Conference (Video)
Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro met with the media on Jan. 28 to discuss a variety of topics. She began with transportation funding (specifically proposals to raise the gas tax) and released a joint statement with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on the topic. She also fielded questions from reporters. You can watch the entire press conference here and you can read the joint statement below.
Joint Statement from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Council President Nancy Navarro on Transportation Proposals
“We applaud Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller for his leadership in putting forward a proposal to increase funding for transportation. We are hopeful that President Miller’s bill will begin the conversation about a sustainable revenue source to fund all of Maryland’s transportation priorities.
“We strongly believe that transportation funding is a state obligation that requires a state solution. We support decisive statewide action by the General Assembly to increase revenue dedicated to transportation. As with any tax program, we hope the state will explore ways of minimizing the impact on lower income families.
“We look forward to working closely with the Montgomery County Delegation in Annapolis to pass legislation that generates the transportation revenue we need to keep Maryland’s economy strong and our state moving forward.”