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Finally, real tax relief comes to Maine

April 25, 2011

By Senator David Trahan and Representative Jonathan McKane

Most working people agree: Maine's taxes are still too high. Over the past several decades, we have seen little more than lip service paid to the pleas of the people for a real tax break. Last year's tax reform plan was overwhelmingl...

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Sweeping changes coming to Maine's tax system

April 22, 2011

By Rep. Ryan Harmon

When this legislative session comes to an end, sometime in June, Maine residents can count on one thing - tax relief is on the way. Hundreds of thousands of Maine families, farms, and small businesses will see their taxes decline for the first time in decades.

On April...

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Significant Tax Relief on the Horizon

April 21, 2011

By Rep. David Burns

Significant income tax cuts are on the way for Maine residents, marking the first time in years that taxes will drop.

Under a $203 million tax reduction plan passed by the Taxation Committee on April 13, income tax cuts would average $343 in 2013. This is the kind of e...

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Enhanced highway safety is real goal of bicycle bill

April 15, 2011

By Rep. Ralph Sarty

The bicycle bill I presented to the Legislature's Transportation Committee on April 12 provoked a negative reaction, primarily because it proposed a 2 percent surcharge on all sales of bicycles and accessories. However, the true intent of the bill, LD 1189, was less about the ...

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Rep. Les Fossel Takes Strong Stand for Retaining School Choice in Town of Alna

April 12, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Les Fossel has taken a strong position against a bill to curtail school choice for residents of the Town of Alna and the Town of Westport Island. He said the legislation, currently before the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, is a "flawed" attempt to force Alna students ...

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Governor Signs Bill Naming Hiking Trail for Fallen Marine from Aroostook County

April 12, 2011

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage today signed into law a measure to name a public hiking trail in honor of a Presque Isle native who was killed in Iraq in 2006.

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Alexander Willette (R-Mapleton), directs the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands,...

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