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 working families, or a $10,000,000 loophole to corporations to hide profits overseas? These are real tradeoffs that our elected officials are discussing.
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.
As a solution, the Maine Legislature should lower property taxes for hardworking Mainers anytime our state has a budget surplus. This would deliver much needed relief to hardworking Mainers.
During the recovery process, Maine’s working families shouldn’t have to worry about increasing property taxes, or cuts to essential services like education or public safety. By making corporations and the wealthiest 1% pay their fair share, we can avoid raising property taxes.