"Maine Perspectives" piece on a legislative bill recently vetoed by Gov. Angus K
"Maine Perspectives" piece on a legislative bill recently vetoed by Gov. Angus King that would have allowed a tax break for government pensioners by taxing mid-to-upper income Social Security taxpayers. While the media was impressed with the 3,000 or so calls the governor's office received in opposition to the bill, the author claims retiree lobbies, such as the Committee to Preserve Social Security, organized the call-in effort. Nevertheless, according to the author, the bill was bad legislation because its $14 million annual cost would have to be made up by other taxpayers, many of whom are already more heavily taxed than the relatively small number of Mainers who have a government pension.
Rooks, Douglas, ""Maine Perspectives" piece on a legislative bill recently vetoed by Gov. Angus K" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3622.