BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says the state will challenge the constitutionality of the federal tax overhaul.

Frosh announced Thursday that Maryland, along with other states, will challenge the law’s $10,000 federal cap on state and local property and income tax deductions. He says the state intends to join a New York-led lawsuit.

Frosh, a Democrat, says that by eliminating the deductions, the tax law will “jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders.”

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he has “no idea what the legality” of the lawsuit is and that he doesn’t’ think it has “much of a chance.”

There are multiple proposals by Democrats and Republicans in Maryland to return state and local taxes that go up due to the federal law.

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  1. Gov. Hogan is naive if he thinks this suit hasn’t got a chance. A Leftist judge will issue an injunction against the Feds to stop implementation of the new law, because raising taxes is fine but cutting them is cruel and unusual punishment (for big money wasting states like MD).

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