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Franchot rips Hogan’s $1 billion COVID-19 relief package as a ‘go-small’ proposal

February 7, 2021

Comptroller Peter Franchot Friday slammed Gov. Larry Hogan’s $1.1 billion coronavirus relief package as insufficient and said the legislation is illustrative of a “go-small” mindset. The Relief Act provides $267 million in direct payments to Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens. It allows families who filed for the earned income tax credit to receive an additional $750 and for individuals to receive $450. It includes $180 million in additional tax relief by eliminating state and local income taxes on unemployment benefits. Also included is $300 million in tax relief for restaurants and small businesses.

Article Source: Maryland Reporter

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