In order to provide an answer I need to see all of the information on both sides of the argument.
No, I don't feel spending more in sales tax with the possibility of saving on your income tax, would benefit taxpayers. Would most spend more during the year than ultimately save? With out knowing how much of an increase versus the amount in reduction of income taxes this question is wide open. If elimination of income tax is the goal, that could be another topic of discussion.
We have big enough problems with drugs without adding another potential problem. Colorado has had a big increase in MVA's since legalizing it. I am also concerned about enforcement of someone who drives after indulging more than they should and still dives.
The lottery was supposed to fund education, but goes to general fund. How long before the same happens with this money.
People who commit crimes with guns will always get guns.
I believe it will force cost to go up. Maine has a very aging population, People on fixed incomes already have difficult decisions on prioritizing purchases, such as pay taxes, buy food or purchasing needed medication.
One voter, one vote per race.
There needs to be an end time to get people off alternatives such as methadone. The treatment should not go on forever. Stopping the drugs from coming into our state and stopping the production within the State must be the priority.
Size, yes at this time. Pay ,not at this time. I have concerns of how geographically versus population would play out throughout the State if the number of Legislators is reduced.
The concern I would have is who determines what is racist, offensive or prejudicial? What someone feels is offensive may not be for someone else.
Cost of doing business. Reduce workers comp., health insurance, and other big expenses which prevents the State from attracting new business, and others from expanding.
Need to keep and attract more good jobs, this will help keep our young from leaving our State for other better paying jobs in other States.
The Legislature needs to remember why citizens entrusted us to provide a better life for them.