Most Shared

Weather Alert

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Northwestern Howard and Carroll County from 3 PM to 9 PM Thursday afternoon.  A mix of light snow, sleet, and freezing rain will develop Thursday afternoon, ending early Thursday evening.  Any snow accumulations will be less than one inch, with a light glaze of icing possible.

WEATHER ALERT




Weather Alert Radar

text size

As Gas Tax Increase Looms, Highway Employees Party

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:22 PM EDT
As state leaders ponder raising the gas tax, Fox 45 has learned the agency which would spend the money shelled out thousands of taxpayer dollars for employees to attend a downtown conference.

The State Department of Transportation shelled out $60,000 last month for roughly 250 employees to attend a training conference at the Baltimore Hilton which included meals, an open bar party, and a Pinewood Derby competition.  

State whistleblowers say the tab could be thousands of dollars higher if hotel stays and salaries are added.

The State Highway Administration, which sent dozens of employees to the conference, has been the subject of scathing audits.  State investigators found waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars inside the agency. 

Still, state leaders say more money is needed to fix ailing bridges and roads.As Gas Tax Increase Looms, Highway Employees Party


Advertise with us!
 

Waste Watch National Stories

Advertise with us!

Washington Times