Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece with background and details on the Maine Municipal Ass

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-2003

Pages

19-24

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece with background and details on the Maine Municipal Association's (MMA) tax reform referendum on the November ballot, which would compel the state to pay 55 percent of the cost of public education, shifting costs from the property tax to state resources. The Legislature is trying to write a competing proposal for the ballot. With commentary by municipal, state, and MMA officials.

Subjects

Education Finance, Maine Municipal Association, Referendums (State), Taxation Property tax

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