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Anthony Brown Says He Would Exempt Military Retirement Income From Maryland Tax

The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor—a veteran himself—made the announcement shortly after a similar one from his Republican rival.
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The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor—a veteran himself—made the announcement shortly after a similar one from his Republican rival.

In Maryland, Democratic candidate for governor Anthony Brown says if elected, he would exempt military retirement income from state income taxes for the majority of veterans. This comes a day after a similar announcement from the Republican candidate, Larry Hogan.

Anthony Brown, a 30-year Army veteran, spoke at an American Legion Convention in Ocean City yesterday. He has proposed what he calls a Compact with Maryland Veterans, including a program to help veterans find jobs, and a treatment court for veterans with mental health and addiction-related problems.

Brown also wants to create loans to ease financial hardships that veterans face while waiting for disability claims to be processed.

A day earlier, Republican candidate Larry Hogan told convention-goers he would push to eliminate Maryland's income tax on military pensions, saying veterans deserve better than they have been getting from the state and federal governments.

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