AUGUSTA – Republican Leaders sign on to governor Paul LePage’s plan to eliminate the state’s income tax.
In a letter sent Monday to legislative leaders, the governor says he will soon introduce a resolution to amend the constitution to eliminate the income tax. If passed, it would prevent the state from collecting income tax after January first 20-20.
Constitutional amendments require two-thirds support of the legislature before they can go to the voters for approval.
Meanwhile, Senate Democratic Leader, Justin Alfond, issuing a statement saying the governor’s priorities are based on failed trickle-down economics. Earlier this month democrats released a counter proposal to the the governor’s plan titling it a better deal for Maine.