Hogan to Push Income Tax Exemption for Veterans

Nov 10, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan (D-Md)
Credit Don Rush

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he will again push to exempt pension income for military veterans from state income tax. He also commented on this week's elections.

Hogan said Thursday he'll likely be proposing more tax cuts for next year's legislative session.

The Republican governor and members of the Democrat-led General Assembly are heading into an election year in 2018.

Hogan was asked at a news conference about Tuesday's elections, which resulted in victories by Democrats in governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey. Democrats say the results show a surge against Republican President Donald Trump.

Hogan says "it's obvious that the electorate is engaged and energized and coming out to the polls." He declined to talk about individual races, saying "I'm not really a political pundit."