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A new law freezes property taxes for some older Mainers

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date Aug 9, 2022); no calls will be taken.

A new law passed by the legislature last spring with very little attention will freeze property taxes for older Mainers (L.D. 290: “An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 Years.”) We’ll discuss the implementation of this tax freeze, and the impact it will have on Maine residents—as well as municipal budgets.

Kate Dufour, legislative advocate, Maine Municipal Association
Harold “Trey” Stewart III, Maine State Senator (R-Aroostook); serves on the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee and the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee

VIP callers:
Rebecca Kirk, executive director, Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Joy Barresi-Saucier, executive director, Aroostook Agency on Aging

To apply for the property tax freeze: https://www.maine.gov/.../property.../stabilization-program

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.