Maryland Governor Larry Hogan continued his quest to roll back taxes and shrink the financial bite of government on Marylanders this week announcing a number of additional tax cuts he is proposing.  Hogan unveiled the proposals one day before the legislative session began this week and a week after unveiling his $17 billion FY’17 budget proposal.  The proposed relief includes increased personal exemptions for residents over 65 years of age, reductions to state fees for licensing, permitting and other services along with a 2/3 reduction in the $300 annual small business filing fee as well as a ten-year moratorium on state corporate income taxes within specified “Empowerment Zones” to attract new business.  He also proposes no state income tax obligation for individuals living in those Empowerment Zones making less than $65,000 at one of the new manufacturing jobs created.