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Rep. Burns Thanks Area Businesses for Auction Generosity

March 29, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. David Burns has extended his thanks to Washington County businesses that helped make this year's Legislative Memorial Scholarship Auction a rousing success. The event, held March 16 at the Augusta Civic Center, netted $27,170, an increase of $3,606 over last year's proceeds.

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Rep. Volk Proposes 50 Percent Tax Credit for Mainers Aged 60 and Up

March 28, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Amy Volk has proposed legislation to provide a 50 percent income tax credit to Maine residents age 60 and older starting with the 2011 tax year. Nonresident taxpayers and part-year resident taxpayers over age 60 also would receive a 50 percent credit on income taxes due in Maine...

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Rep. Harmon's Bill Would Exempt Pension Income from State Taxes

March 26, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ryan Harmon yesterday formally presented a bill to exempt the pension income of residents age 65 and older from Maine income taxation. In testimony before the Legislature's Taxation Committee, he said the measure would provide an incentive for retirees to stay in Maine and entic...

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Rep. Ralph Sarty Moves Forward with Bill to Let School Districts Self-Insure

March 25, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ralph Sarty has received formal language for legislation to give school districts the flexibility to self-insure. The goal, he says, is to allow schools the option to obtain less costly health insurance policies during this time of financial pressure.

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Configuration of tax cut package still in flux

March 22, 2011

By Rep. Paul Bennett

When this legislative session comes to an end, sometime in June, Maine residents can count on one thing - tax relief is on the way.

A year ago, when the talk centered on a $1 billion shortfall, no one imagined that the next two-year state budget would see tax reductio...

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Maine fishermen deserve stronger voice in ocean policy

March 21, 2011

By Rep. Kimberly Olsen

One thing was perfectly clear at the annual Maine Fishermen's Forum in early March. The commercial fishermen who supply us with lobster, clams, scallops and fish lack a strong voice in determining the future use of Maine waters. They deserve a seat at the table when dec...

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