No, but we are trying to be all things to all people and we need to prioritize and then adequately fund those priorities.
I do support this in principle, but like so many things the devil is in the details. I would welcome a lower income tax rate, as it would help the state retain those folks who leave for lower tax states. I also think a slightly higher sales tax might help inject revenue from our tourism industry but I do not see a 1 to 1 correlation.
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It will once again chase our high earners to lower tax states. I am not so sure that more money is what is needed to fix our schools.
The market place should set the minimum wage based on skills, experience and supply and demand
A superficially very attractive idea which would invalidate the one man one vote rule and is also clearly unconstitutional- as the Maine constitution states that a candidate requires a plurality (the most) of votes to win an election.
No- both treatment and law enforcement are necessary.
It is a nice thing that House Districts are so small- you get to know your constituents and vice versa. I do however think a reduction by 1/3 would be appropriate. Unsure if more funding is appropriate.
Certainly if that official was also in the legislature, as we have rules of decorum.
No, unless it was restricted to our tribal population having the right to operate. That population has been repeatedly screwed by the Maine Legislaure.
The US has the highest marginal business tax rates of the 33 most industrialized countries, and Maine adds to that burden. Certainly taxes are an issue. But so is workforce development, and high health care costs.Lowering business tax rates and capital gains tax rates would help. Improving our connectivity would also help.
If we look at what Ireland did when they were facing these issues I would say making Maine an attractive place to do business would help. This could conceivably increase legal immigration thereby raising our populations growth rate.
Energy costs, particularly the increase due to deregulation- and the subsidies which have driven up our prices contributing to the decline of many traditional industries.