Maryland governor backing veteran pension tax exemption

Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 16:30:27-05

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."