Maine voters to decide on tax law changes this June

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January 29, 2010

AUGUSTA, Maine: This June Mainers will have to decide whether to approve or defeat a proposed Maine Tax Code People's Veto. The proposed measure asks voters if they are in favor of rejecting "the new law that lowers Maine's income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?" Despite months of litigation, the measure has been approved for the June 2010 ballot. Sponsors of the referendum include Republican Party Chairman Charles Webster, Senate Minority Leader Kevin Raye and House Minority Leader Joshua Tardy.[1]

June 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Taxes Repeals 2009 income tax reform, broadening of the base of sales tax and amending of the Circuit Breaker Program Approveda
BI Question 2 Bonds Issues $26.5 million in bonds to fund energy efficiency bonds for weatherization and energy efficiency projects Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Issues $57.8 million in bonds to create jobs through highway projects, harbor and energy projects Approveda
BI Question 4 Bonds Issues $23.75 million in bonds to provide for economic development and job creation Approveda
BI Question 5 Bonds Issues $10.25 million in bonds to fund water quality improvements Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Gambling Authorizes the Gambling Control Board to license a casino at a single site in Oxford County Approveda
BI Question 2 Bonds Issues $5 million in bonds to increase access to dental care Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Issues $9.75 million in bonds to invest in land conservation, working waterfront preservation and preservation of state parks Approveda

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