Gov. Hogan signs nearly 200 bills into law

Posted at 5:37 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 06:41:52-04

Governor Larry Hogan signed almost 200 bills into law Tuesday in Annapolis.

A number of the bills are designed to improve Maryland's business climate and reduce fees for state taxpayers.

Hogan said he will continue to push for tax cuts to make Maryland better for residents and businesses alike.

"Last year we repealed the rain tax, today we're lowering the fees on birth certificates and death certificates. In 15 months we have reduced or eliminated more than 100 fees and delivered more than $600 million in tax cuts," Hogan said.

The cost of a certified death or birth certificate is currently $24. That will be reduced to $10 under the new law.

The company Northrop Grumman will also get a tax break under a new law if it employees more than 10,000 people in Maryland.

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