Fair Revenue Solutions
As Mainers adapt to the “new normal” and pull together to put our state back to work, our elected officials are facing tough questions about how we balance the state budget:
Should we give property tax relief to hardworking Mainers or a $10,000,000 loophole to corporations to hide profits overseas?
This might sound like a joke, but these are real tradeoffs that our elected officials are discussing.
Solution 1: Property tax relief for hardworking Mainers
Solution 2: Don’t let corporations hide their profits overseas
Should we lay off teachers and first responders or should we make out-of-state corporations and the top 1% pay their fair share to balance the state budget?
Fortunately, there are better solutions. We can start by taking back bad tax cuts, closing corporate loopholes, and raising revenue by making sure the top 1% pays their fair share.
Take Action on Property Taxes
We’re not going to help hardworking families get back on their feet after the economic earthquake of COVID-19 by cranking up their property taxes.
Ask your elected officials to please consider lowering property taxes for hardworking Mainers anytime our state has a budget surplus. Whenever there is a budget surplus, a fixed percentage would deliver much-needed relief to hardworking Mainers.