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February 13, 2015

Tax-Budget Conference Title Slide 2-12-2015FB

More than 70 folks are assembled at Maple Hill Farm Conference Center in Hallowell for MECEP’s Tax and Budget Conference! Nature has given us a (albeit brief) respite from the snow. Joel Johnson has just completed his outstanding presentation, “Analyzing …

February 5, 2015

Up in Smoke 2-5-2015blog

The four major tobacco companies and the attorneys general of 46 states reached a master settlement agreement in 1998, acknowledging that the companies sold addictive products that caused an epidemic of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, the corporations agreed …

February 3, 2015

The Governor’s plan to eliminate the state’s estate tax is bad for Maine, and the legislature should reject this proposal. It would hurt our ability to invest in a stronger economy for the state, and it would only benefit the …

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Testimony in Opposition to Income and Estate Tax Cuts in the Governor’s Biennial Budget Proposal - February 17, 2015
(An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017) February 17, 2015 PDF of testimony Good afternoon Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo, Senator McCormick, Representative Goode, and members of the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Taxation. read more
Analyzing Governor LePage’s Tax Reform Plan - February 13, 2015
Presentation at MECEP’s 2015 Tax and Budget Conference by MECEP economist Joel Johnson. To view the slide show, click here read more
Eliminating Maine’s Estate Tax: Another Gift from Governor LePage to Wealthy Mainers - February 3, 2015
The Governor’s plan to eliminate the state’s estate tax is bad for Maine, and the legislature should reject this proposal. read more
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