Maine tax code people's veto approved for June 2010 ballot
AUGUSTA, Maine: Yesterday, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap ruled that the Maine Tax Code People's Veto (2010) had collected sufficient valid signatures to place the measure on the June 8, 2010 statewide ballot. The measure, which was filed through the People's Veto provision, calls for the repeal of an enacted tax code overhaul. The overhaul includes an income tax rate cut, a broadening of the state sales tax to more items and an increase in the state meals and lodging tax.
The ballot language will read as follows:
Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine's income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?
Supporters submitted a total of 56,107 valid signatures - 1,020 more than the minimum requirement.