Given this, there is no reason for Maine to conform with the federal tax changes. In fact, Gov. Paul LePage acknowledges this and has warned Maine legislators not to fully adopt the federal changes. Doing so, he warned, in his February State of the State address, would lead to a tax increase for Mainers. Instead, he has proposeda mix of conformity and more tax cuts, with the biggest benefits going to rich Mainers and businesses.
This is unnecessary — and costly.
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