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MD Senate President Wants To Work With Gov. Hogan On Tax Relief

March 27th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's Senate president said this week he wants to work with Governor Larry Hogan on some of his tax relief proposals, as Democrats who control the Legislature work to compromise with the Republican governor on the state's $40.4 billion budget.  Senate President Mike Miller's comments marked a change in tone from seven weeks ago. That's when legislative leaders were angered by the governor's State of the State speech for saying the state's economy was "floundering," and they doubted much of Hogan's agenda would pass the Democratic-led Legislature. Still, it remains to be seen how much of the governor's initial proposals will remain unchanged, when and if they are approved.  Miller said he wanted to work for a personal property tax exemption backed by Hogan and he says lawmakers will consider reducing an automatic increase the state's gas tax to adjust for inflation – a tax Hogan has targeted.  In the end, Miller says, it’s not about politics or one side claiming victory over the other, its about doing what’s right for the citizens of Maryland…


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