MD gubernatorial candidates divided on how to handle state taxes


By Sarah Tincher | for Maryland Reporter

ANNAPOLIS – With the Maryland gubernatorial election approaching at the end of the year, the seven major candidates are taking a stance on one of the state’s hot-button issues: taxes.

In response to a Capital News Service questionnaire, the gubernatorial hopefuls expressed their thoughts on the state’s current estate tax and personal and corporate income tax policies, and proposed their tentative plans of action.

The four Republican candidates — Anne Arundel County real estate broker Larry Hogan, Charles County businessman Charles Lollar, Harford County Executive David Craig and Anne Arundel Delegate Ron George — all stated that they wanted to lower the income tax levels across the board.

“Our current personal income tax rates are absurdly high and hurt not only individuals but small businesses as well,” George said.

at Maryland Reporter.