Tag Archives: Taxes

Time for a real budget discussion in Augusta, please

The State House in Augusta in December 2014. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett.

It’s that time of the year again. The snow has stopped falling (at least momentarily), baseball is fast approaching, and winter is melting away. Mud is overtaking the state, reminding us yet again, as it does every year, that at times it can be more slippery than ice — and always dirtier. In Augusta this […]

It’s time to stand up and fight taxnesia

BDN OpArt by George Danby.

For the past two years, a curious malady seems to have gripped Maine Democrats. It’s most pronounced in legislators who have served since 2010, but it’s spread to new legislators as well, to varying degrees, and even is appearing in regular Mainers. It’s a form of amnesia – or, perhaps, self-hypnosis – that is remarkably […]

We’ve spurned spending limits, rejected tax increases: With tax votes in Maine, it’s complicated

The moment Gov. Paul LePage mentioned a tax relief initiative in his State of the State address last week, asking the Legislature to allow the people of Maine to vote on it, liberals went on the attack. Knowing little about LePage’s proposal for a referendum asking voters if they want a $100 million tax cut […]