State Roundup, April 27, 2017

O’MALLEY DEPOSED ON REDISTRICTING: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley was deposed Wednesday by attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2011 redistricting process, which O’Malley oversaw.  Josh Hicks of the Sun writes that the lawyers deposed Senate President Mike Miller  on Monday and House Speaker Michael Busch  last week.

STATE MAY LOSE TAX DEDUCTION: A federal tax outline unveiled Wednesday by President Donald Trump’s administration calls for ending the deduction on state and local taxes, eliminating a provision used more in Maryland than anywhere else in the nation, writes John Fritze in the Sun. Forty-five percent of Maryland filers took the state and local tax deduction in 2014, the highest share in the country, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center.

HOGAN SR. FUNERAL SERVICES SET: Funeral services for former Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., father of Gov. Larry Hogan, will be held Saturday at St. Mary’s in Annapolis, reports Michael Dresser for the Sun. The elder Hogan, 88, died last week at Anne Arundel County Medical Center after a stroke.