Category Archives: Legislature

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 […]

Here are the programs LePage might slash to pay for income tax cuts

Gov. Paul LePage, during his State of the State address earlier this month. BDN file photo by Ashley Conti.

In a press release today, Gov. Paul LePage insisted that he has continued to meet with Republican leaders to offer “compromises” toward lowering the income tax. Cutting the income tax is a pillar of LePage’s budget proposal, which the governor himself said last week was “dead.” He blames Democrats for scuttling his income tax cut […]

LePage vetoes 2 bills, resubmits them as part of his budget package

Two tax code proposals that Gov. Paul LePage vetoed recently have come back to lawmakers at the hand of the governor himself, raising questions about why LePage supports concepts now that he vetoed just a few weeks ago. The answer, according to his staff, is that he wants tax reform considered as a package, not piece-by-piece. However, considering a […]