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Attorney General Frosh to sue over federal tax law

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 05:45:20-05

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says the state will challenge the constitutionality of the federal tax overhaul. 

Frosh announced Thursday that Maryland, along with other states, will challenge the law's $10,000 federal cap on state and local property and income tax deductions. He says the state intends to join a New York-led lawsuit. 

Frosh, a Democrat, says that by eliminating the deductions, the tax law will "jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders." 

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he has "no idea what the legality" of the lawsuit is and that he doesn't' think it has "much of a chance." 

There are multiple proposals by Democrats and Republicans in Maryland to return state and local taxes that go up due to the federal law.