Tax Caps Coming to a City Near You . . .
Unfortunately, the cities in question are in New Hampshire. According to a story in the Union Leader, “The first of what is expected to be a statewide flurry of tax cap
charter amendment petitions was turned into city hall yesterday morning. The
petition, organized by the anti-tax group New Hampshire Advantage
Coalition, seeks to amend the city charter to tie the growth of the
city’s tax rate to the rate of inflation . . . The New Hampshire Advantage Coalition is also working to support
citizen-led tax cap charter amendments in Concord, Merrimack,
Somersworth, Londonderry, Portsmouth and Bedford, as well as Rochester
However, Mainers may soon get their chance to correct their own run-away spending based on MHPC’s model Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Based on my cross-border shopping research with, Mainers fully understand “New Hampshire’s Advantage.” Maine cannot afford to let New Hampshire win the tax/spend cap race.