In spite of skepticism, ME governor still claims that reducing state income tax will "flood" nonprofits with donations, thus offsetting proposed nonprofit property tax.
"Gov. Paul LePage’s prediction that his proposed income tax cut and plan to tax nonprofits would lead to a 'flood' of charitable giving drew a number of groans from an audience in Westbrook last week. As it turns out, attendees had reason to be skeptical. While the governor has pitched the income tax cut as a long-term remedy for Maine’s economic ills, national data on charitable giving shows no proven correlation between the most generous states and low income tax rates." -- Steve Mistler, the Portland Press-Herald