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Gas tax, tolls, rising in Maryland

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The cost of driving in Maryland is going up next week.

The state's first gas tax increase in two decades goes into effect on Monday, along with the second round of toll increases in less than two years.

In another step designed to build infrastructure, the deadline for 10 of the state's most populated jurisdictions to implement fees for property owners for stormwater remediation to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay also is set for Monday.

The changes to the gas tax will add about 3.5 cents to the price of a gallon of gas.

Supporters say the money is badly needed after years of neglect in transportation funding, but opponents say the added expense to Maryland residents will hurt businesses.

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