Governor Larry Hogan delivered his final State of the State address this week and highlighted accomplishments from his tenure, saying “We changed Maryland for the better,” and that “…we must all learn to live with this virus, not to live in fear of it.”
On COVID-19, he noted improving health metrics, and the end of a 30-day state of emergency.
He called on legislators to pass the Retirement Tax Elimination Act to eliminate state retirement taxes for all.
Following the deadliest January in Baltimore in nearly 50 years, he urged lawmakers to pass legislation to increase penalties for those who use guns to commit violent crime.
Hogan also recalled initiatives enacted under his leadership and highlighted the multibillion-dollar state budget surplus available and the opportunity it poses for boosting the economy.