Marylanders need to put as much effort into fighting toll increases as they have fighting illegal immigrant tuition bill

June 24, 2011

I believe our way of life and standard of living in Maryland is slowly but surely being taken away. It will take a strong joint effort to keep this state I love so much the "Free State."

The in-state tuition for illegal immigrants law, or the Dream Act, is really a dream killer for the citizens of Maryland and especially for our children. The petition drive to bring it to referendum is going well, thanks to all of the hard work by people gathering signatures.

We will get enough signatures and it will be on the ballot in 2012. This joint effort between Democrats, Republicans, independents and unaffiliated voters has worked out well and it gives me great hope; I am so proud of the citizens of Maryland.

These same elected officials who voted for the Dream Act and seven members of the Maryland Transportation Authority Board who are appointed directly by the governor are trying to raise our tolls and get rid of the Hatem Bridge commuter sticker. Last Thursday at the public hearing on the tolls, I was so proud to be a Marylander, testifying and staying there until midnight listening to my fellow citizens speak eloquently and boldly against the MdTA's proposed toll increases.

Next Monday, June 27 at the Havre de Grace Activity Center, there will be another meeting, and I hope even more people attend and speak up. Let's keep up the good work so that we can keep Maryland the "Free State."

Del. Glen Glass,Annapolis

The writer, a Republican, represents District 34A in Harford and Cecil counties.

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