Maine Property Taxpayers Should Have Paid $188 Million Less (10%) in Property Taxes in 2008
Read the full Report | As a result of huge spending increases at the local level and a failure to pass along increased state aid, property taxpayers paid$188 million more in property taxes than they should have in 2008.In June 2004, Maine voters passed a ballot initiative requiring the State to incr ...
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Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Question 4) Needed Now More than Ever: Between FY 2008 and FY 2009, 58 percent of Maine’s towns lost a combined 3,056 people while those towns increased property taxes by $45 million
Read the full report | A startling picture of dropping population in Maine’s towns combined with an increasing property tax burden is creating a vicious economic cycle of declining prosperity throughout Maine. This cycle illustrates the need for the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Question 4) provision w ...
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How Local Government Can Thrive with Spending Limits

How Local Government Can Thrive with Spending Limits

Read the full report | Local and state government can benefit greatly from spending limits that put into place reasonable allowances on the growth of government. Opponents of those growth allowances argue that governments will be crippled and services cut to the point where Mainers quality of life w ...
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