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Economic Indicator
Hogan misleads on Md. economy
Hogan misleads on Md. economy

Larry Hogan's main campaign pitch is that under Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, "excessive taxes … have poisoned the business climate" resulting in "lost businesses, jobs, and taxpayers at an alarming rate," ("Hogan, Brown clash on education, economy, environment," Oct. 18). MIchael Dresser previously reported in The Sun that Mr. Hogan fibbed about the loss of Fortune 500 companies. But we can believe Mr. Hogan about his other economic claims, right? Well maybe not. On taxes, in the last year of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s term (2006), state tax collections in Maryland accounted for 5.8 percent of the state's...