Coalition of Maine groups demands roll-back of LePage tax breaks for wealthy


With state budget negotiations on the horizon, a newly formed coalition of 22 Maine organizations and elected officials, called the Prosperity Coalition, held a press conference Thursday advocating for rolling back the tax cuts for the wealthy passed during the LePage era that have cost the state $864 million in revenue.

“This year, we can choose to keep Governor LePage’s tax breaks, and all the waste they create, or we can ask everyone to pay their fair share so we can invest in our communities and build a stronger, more secure economy for all Mainers,” said Garrett Martin, the executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).

Click here to read the full story, first published on May 10, 2019, in Beacon.