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MD Dems Start the Clock on Governor Hogan's Silence on Trump Tax Hike

May 01, 2017

Annapolis, Md. – How long will Governor Larry Hogan ‘not comment’ on President Donald Trump’s proposed tax hike on Marylanders?

The Maryland Democratic Party is keeping track.

Today, the Party launched a clock on the its homepage to count how long Hogan refuses to stand up for Maryland taxpayers against Trump.

“It has been over four days since President Trump announced his so-called tax plan that would increase taxes for middle-class Marylanders, and yet Governor Hogan still refuses to weigh in,” said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Bryan Lesswing. “Since Governor Hogan likes to grandstand on taxes a lot, Marylanders deserve to know where he falls on Trump’s so-called plan that will jack up their tax bills. The Maryland Democratic Party is keeping track.”

Trump’s tax proposal would eliminate the state and local tax deduction, which is used by nearly half of Marylanders taxpayers and amounts to an average deduction of $12,400 per individual. According to the Tax Policy Center, Maryland is the top state to claim the deduction.

When pressed to offer his position last week, Hogan declined.