Comments for: Groups urge lawmakers to refill Land for Maine’s Future coffers

Posted May 14, 2012, at 7:05 p.m.

AUGUSTA | As lawmakers return to the State House this week, a coalition of organizations and individuals is urging legislators to support a $5 million bond proposal for the Land for Maine’s Future program. Although consistently popular with Maine voters, the program doled out its final $9.25 million for …

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  • Anonymous

    The issue of deer wintering yards can be dealt with through other channels and knowledgeable sportsmen and biologists know this. There’s no reason to take land out of the tax base for this purpose. With so many other critical areas being cut in order to reduce spending in this state, borrowing $$$$ to buy land and then lose those tax dollars is madness!!!

  • Anonymous

    “The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.”

    JOHN ADAMS, First Address to Congress, Nov. 23, 1797

  • Guest

    I one year bond back in the Angus years has now turned into a government funded industry.. Of couse the people want to keep their jobs.
    NO TO ANY BONDS.

  • Anonymous

    Katz is my Senator unfortunately, to say he is a fiscal and social conservative is a big stretch. Time to take the rose colored glasses off Sen. Katz Maine still has many bills to pay such as hospitals. Katz and others appear to want the entire state to be a park, and not a place where we can raise families and have a job to sustain that family.

  • Anonymous

    If the Governor and Legislature would stop shifting the tax burden over to the property tax then people who own land would be able to afford the taxes and keep the land the way it is.   Most of those people, many of whom are elderly,  have shared the land with outdoor enthusiasts  as long as the land was used respectfully.  Instead land owners have been forced to sell of property in order to pay their property taxes or pay for increased cost of everything else.

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