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May 22, 2015

Last Friday legislative Republicans released their tax plan for the coming two-year budget cycle. In reference to the Republican plan, Maine people deserve an answer to one specific question:

“The legislative Republicans’ tax proposal takes money from poor and working

May 19, 2015

Republican legislators released their plan for overhauling Maine’s tax system last week. Yesterday MECEP posted a chart comparing the distributional impacts of the Republican and Democratic plans. The key takeaway from that chart was that Mainers whose income is …

May 18, 2015

Last week Republican legislators released their proposal for overhauling Maine’s tax system. The plan includes income and corporate tax cuts, and eliminates the estate tax, all disproportionately  benefiting Maine’s wealthiest earners. It also continues the current 5.5% sales tax rate …

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Where tax fairness is concerned, the legislative Republicans’ tax plan is the worst of all - May 19, 2015
Republican legislators released their plan for overhauling Maine’s tax system last week. Yesterday MECEP posted a chart comparing the distributional impacts of the Republican and Democratic plans. read more
Honoring Maine’s Veterans: Serving Better Those Who Served (Full Report) - May 7, 2015
“Our veterans also rely on the public services and the safety net available to Mainers regardless of military service. read more
The results are in: Accepting federal healthcare funds strengthens state finances, creates jobs, and grows state economies - April 30, 2015
“A recent report prepared by Manatt Health Solutions for the Maine Health Access Foundation, projected that accepting federal healthcare funds now would yield $26.7 million in net savings to Maine’s general fund in 2016. read more
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