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Gov. Hogan outlines tax relief plans

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing tax relief measures in his first State of the State speech.

Hogan said Wednesday he will push to repeal income taxes on pensions for retired military, police, fire and first responders.

The Republican governor also plans to support a measure to repeal automatic increases to Maryland’s gas tax. In 2013, lawmakers approved a gas tax increase that includes automatic hikes in the future to keep up with inflation.

Hogan also says he plans to push for a cut to personal property taxes for small businesses. And the governor plans to follow through on a campaign promise to repeal a stormwater management fee critics have called “the rain tax.”

Hogan says Maryland’s high taxes, over-regulation and anti-business attitude are holding the state back.

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