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Fri July 18, 2014

Another Promise to Eliminate MD Income Tax on Military Pensions

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans.

Brown, Maryland's Democratic nominee for governor and a 30-year Army veteran, spoke at an American Legion Convention in Ocean City on Thursday.

Brown has proposed what he calls a Compact with Maryland Veterans.

It includes creating a program to help veterans find jobs and creating a treatment court for veterans with mental health and addiction-related problems.

Brown also wants to create loans to ease financial hardships that veterans face while waiting for disability claims to be processed.