Talk of the Towns 10/27/06

Producer/host: Ron Beard

Topic: TABOR, the “TaxPayer’s Bill of Rights” which will appear on the Maine ballot in November
Guests: Mary Adams, TABOR proponent; Bill Becker, Maine Heritage Policy Center; Dana Reed, Town Manager, Bar Harbor; Jeff Austin, Maine Municipal Association
During the final segment of the program the phone lines were opened to callers.
What is the general situation with taxes in Maine?
What attempts have been made to manage growth of taxes?
How would TABOR reduce the tax burden to Maine citizens?
What are the potential impacts of TABOR on Maine towns?