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February 6, 2017
James Myall

James Myall

To see how the governor’s proposal to repeal the homestead exemption would affect property taxes in your town, CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC IN THIS BLOGPOST.

Governor LePage’s budget proposal offers tax breaks worth $23,000 annually to Maine’s

January 18, 2017
Garrett Martin blog 11-16-2015

Garrett Martin

The Maine Sunday Telegram’s (MST) recently published, above the fold, front page story on the impacts of Governor LePage’s tax plan comes up short in its analysis of the costs and benefits to Maine families of the LePage …

January 13, 2017
Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

At a time when Maine families are falling out of the middle-class, when experienced workers need new skills to secure good paying jobs in a modern economy, and when state infrastructure is in need of improvement and expansion, …

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MECEP Weighs in at Key Budget Hearing: “The Governor’s Budget Defies the Interests and Will of Maine People” - February 10, 2017
Lawmakers Hear How Governor’s Budget Will Benefit the Rich at the Expense of Maine Kids, Families, and Communities To view this release as a PDF, click here. read more
Governor LePage’s Proposed Cuts to Homestead Exemption Would Raise Property Taxes for Maine Homeowners - February 6, 2017
Governor LePage’s budget would repeal the homestead exemption and increase property taxes for an estimated 213,000 Maine homeowners by more than $300 a year on average. read more
Gov. LePage’s budget is a boon for wealthy, burden for working class - February 2, 2017
“The centerpiece of the governor’s budget is an upside-down tax plan that gives a $22,650 average tax cut to the top 1 percent while increasing taxes on average for the 80 percent of Maine families who make less than $92,000 annually. read more
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