LePage says he’ll push citizen’s initiative to slash the income tax

Gov. Paul LePage, R-Maine. BDN File photo by Troy R. Bennett.

Gov. Paul LePage, unhappy with lawmakers’ reluctance to embrace his goal of slashing and ultimately eliminating the income tax, is planning a workaround: A citizen’s initiative. LePage is still stewing about the Legislature’s rejection of his proposed constitutional amendment to kill the income tax. As written, the amendment would have incrementally eliminated the income tax […]

House Democrats slam the door on GOP welfare reform in series of close votes

A long day’s journey into night Monday in the House of Representatives saw Democrats hammer down the welfare reform agenda of Gov. Paul LePage and many Republicans.  The House was in session until 11 p.m., debating a series of bills, with Health and Human Services Committee Reps. Deb Sanderson, R-Chelsea and Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, leading their parties for […]