The speaker of the House of Delegates has warned highway contractors that legislators are not overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to raise motor vehicle fees to pay for highway projects.
"There are a lot of uncertain votes right now in the legislature," Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., D-Eastern Shore, said yesterday. He urged the contractors to lobby "each and every" legislator if they want the bill to pass during a June 26 special session of the General Assembly.
Mitchell addressed more than 100 businessmen involved in various aspects of highway construction at a meeting at a Linthicum hotel.
This month, Mitchell dropped his opposition to the bill that would increas state Motor Vehicle Administration fees this month after being pressured by contractors and the Schaefer administration.