A forum on the people’s veto of the recent tax reform legislation well be held May 26, 2010, at Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The public is invited to attend this nonpartisan event sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Maine. For more information, phone 664-0696. The full announcement is below.
FORUM ON TAX REFORM REFERENDUM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
ELLSWORTH CITY HALL AUDITORIUM
7:00 – 8:30 PM
The new tax reform law recently passed by the legislature is known as: “An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform”. A People’s Veto of this bill will appear as Question 1 on the June 8 ballot.
Question 1 reads, “Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine’s income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?”
The “Yes” side argues that tax reform would enact over 100 new taxes. The “No” side argues that 88% of Maine people would pay lower taxes under tax reform.
At the May 26 forum, representatives from both sides will present their positions. A moderated question and answer session will follow the presentations.
The public is invited to attend this nonpartisan event sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Maine. For more information, phone 664-0696.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.