AUGUSTA – A citizen approved referendum faces a challenge.
Last November, voters passed Question 2, which places an additional 3 percent income tax on households with more than a $200,000 income. The money is earmarked for education funding.
Those who want to repeal the referendum say it’s bad for the state’s economic health.
Senator Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, stated “So there’s a lot of implications from being overtaxed. This isn’t just a tax, this is over-taxation. I don’t mind paying fair taxes. But his isn’t fair.”
Efforts to get a comment from the Maine Education Association were unsuccessful.
This “Bill to Repeal Question 2” is just beginning to make its way through the legislative process. We’ll keep you posted on its progress.