Paul LePage keeps proposing tax ideas that would harm average Mainers

Bangor Daily News

LePage’s second term plans for slashing, leading to an elimination of, the income tax would have also raised sales taxes, which hit low and middle income people more. A 2017 analysis by the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy found that taxes would have gone up on the bottom 80 percent of incomes while the top 1 percent got an average tax cut of $22,665. At the same time, LePage cut aid to local education and reduced municipal revenue sharing, increasing the need for towns to raise property taxes. This makes homeownership more expensive.

Click here to read the full story, first published May 24, 2022 in the Bangor Daily News.