The Coastal Packet: LePage donates again to his donors

Thursday, September 24

LePage donates again to his donors

Maine Beacon - An analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy  shows that the proposal to cut the state income tax to four percent, which makes up part of a ballot initiative announced yesterday by the Maine Republican Party and Governor Paul LePage, would primarily benefit Maine’s wealthiest residents. “The Governor’s plan to reduce and eventually eliminate Maine’s income tax is a huge giveaway to the wealthy that will jeopardize funding for schools and other services vital to Maine families and businesses. Implementing a four percent flat tax by 2021 will cost nearly $600 million, roughly half of current state funding for K-12 education,” said MECEP executive director Garrett Martin in a statement.

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