Maine tax code repeal supporters aim for June 2010 ballot
AUGUSTA, Maine: Recently Sen. David Trahan announced that supporters of a movement to overturn the recently amended Maine tax code will aim for placing the Maine tax code referendum (2010) on the June 2010 statewide ballot. The 2009 tax code 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 bill was signed into law by Gov. John Baldacci in June 2009. On Monday, July 20, the PAC, Still Fed Up With Taxes (timed out), announced that they have raised approximately $7,000 in donations and over $10,000 in pledges. Initially tax code repeal supporters announced that they would attempt to place the measure on the November 2009 ballot but Trahan said, "This tax reform initiative is extremely complicated and there's a lot of information out there that is in contradiction. Having a little more time for the public to understand what this bill does is going to be beneficial to the repeal effort."