House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga today issued the following statement regarding Governor Hogan’s State of the State Address:

“It is amazing how far Maryland has come over the last four years,” said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. “When Governor Hogan was elected, Marylanders were suffering under the high-tax legacy of the O’Malley/Brown Administration. After more than forty tax, toll, and fee increases our citizens were struggling to make ends meet. But look at where we are now; our state has transformed! The conversation has turned from tax hikes to tax cuts and Maryland is stronger than it has been in decades. Our citizens are optimistic with the direction of our state.”

“The accomplishments of the Hogan Administration cannot be overstated,” said House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga. “But, there is still more to do. Governor Hogan has introduced a robust legislative agenda to lower taxes, protect our communities, and provide a quality education to our children regardless of their zip code. It is the job of the General Assembly to come together in a bipartisan fashion to continue changing Maryland for the better.”