Title

Profile of Carol Palesky, 64, of Topsham, who started the Maine Taxpayer Action

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-2004

Pages

114-117, 144

Abstract

Profile of Carol Palesky, 64, of Topsham, who started the Maine Taxpayer Action Network and put a property tax cap referendum on the Nov. ballot, a measure some property owners hail and most municipal officials believe would wreak havoc. Palesky's measure owes its genesis and much of its wording to California's Proposition 13. It took three tries to get it on the ballot. Palesky has been convicted of embezzling from a former employer and altering thousands of signatures in her first tax cap drive. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity on bank robbery charges, served time in jail, and filed twice for bankruptcy. With details on how the proposal would affect local government and on Palesky's dismissals of those "doom-and-gloom" scenarios.

Subjects

Maine Taxpayers Action Network Inc, Referendums (State), Taxation, Palesky, Carol

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