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Maryland a great place to retire

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My wife and I are delighted at the opportunity to retire in Maryland for a host of reasons ("Why pay for the privilege of retiring in Maryland?" Nov. 4). First, I doubt the accuracy of those who claim to be retiring in Pennsylvania for tax savings since Maryland does not tax Social Security or in many cases pension income.

More importantly, Maryland offers many advantages including great schools, world class medical and higher education institutions and a progressive administration that has adopted strong gun controls, eliminated capital punishment, granted full rights to the gay, lesbian and transgender community, embraced Affordable Care Act provisions and adopted strong environmental and green-friendly measures.

It boasts national prominence in biotechnology and advanced degree holders. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, has rejected federal funds to expand Medicaid for its working poor and lower income folks, displaying a lack of compassion and caring for its citizens. Give me Maryland any time!

Jack Kinstlinger, Towson

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