Speaking of saltwater, it doesn't take three wishes from a bottle to figure out what's going on here. Mr. Hogan was elected last year complaining about taxes and fees raised by his predecessor, and it's clearly a high priority to roll back as many as possible before re-election season, regardless of their merit. Just as Mr. Hogan and his non-profit anti-tax organization, Change Maryland, tossed out some questionable numbers (a total of 40!) about tax and fee increases under then-Gov. Martin O'Malley, Mr. Hogan would obviously like to claim as many tax and fee reductions as possible when voters return to the ballot box, whether anybody sought those cuts or not.