Gov. King has proposed offering property-tax relief in the form of direct checks
Gov. King has proposed offering property-tax relief in the form of direct checks to homeowners. Some legislative leaders say the idea of direct checks conjures memories of former governor John McKernan's rebate checks to taxpayers, a move that has been relegated to the list of short-sighted gimmicks employed by political leaders. Dennis Bailey, spokesman for Gov. King, said there is no comparison between the two, and that the administration is aiming for a permanent reduction in property tax bills. State representative Verdi Tripp says there are other tax-relief ideas that appear more sound than mailing checks to homeowners. Details.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Gov. King has proposed offering property-tax relief in the form of direct checks" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2840.
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