Maryland legislative leaders won't enact another gas tax holiday

Maryland's legislative leaders are standing firm against a second gas tax holiday amid another back-and-forth exchange between the governor and comptroller. On Wednesday, Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat who's running for governor, sent a letter to the leaders of Congress and the Maryland General Assembly to take action to provide immediate relief in response to soaring gas prices. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term-limited, issued a statement Wednesday, calling on Congress, the state comptroller and General Assembly to take action on the gas tax. Hogan also called on the presiding officers of the General Assembly to convene a special session to suspend the gas tax.