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Maine Public

Maine Calling addresses election issues as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Our panelists discusses the issues surrounding Ballot Question 1 – “Citizen Initiative: Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?”

Newell Augur, Home Care & Hospice Alliance, chair of No on Question 1

Mike Tipping, communications director, Mainers for Home Care, Yes on 1

Month in Review

Nov 30, 2017
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Our panel of editorial page editors discusses what made Maine news in November, including the election results, the storm and the latest on the ever-expanding field of gubernatorial candidates.

Guests:  Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Susan Young, editorial page editor for the Bangor Daily News

Maine voters could be asked to decide a half dozen or more questions on the statewide ballot next November if all the groups circulating petitions are successful.

Speaking in Maine features a “Your Vote 2009” panel discussion about the two tax related November 3 ballot questions. The two issues are known as TABOR II and the Excise Tax question.

Panelists include Dr. Tracy Gordon, University of Maryland; Steve Bowen, Maine Heritage Policy Center; and Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy.