Maine tax-reform vote assured

Posted Dec. 30, 2009, at 1:32 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — It looks like a people’s veto referendum over changes in Maine tax law will go forward in June.

A judge has upheld the validity of voters’ signatures collected by the people’s veto campaign. A campaign leader, Republican Sen. David Trahan of Waldoboro, says the judge’s ruling will not be appealed.

Trahan leads the Still Fed Up With Taxes campaign. He says the decision means all roadblocks have been removed for the people’s veto question to appear on next June’s ballot.

Trahan’s group is challenging a tax overhaul passed by the Legislature last spring. The law extends the state’s sales tax to a number of currently untaxed services and lowers the state’s top income tax rate.

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