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Maine Municipal Association Fights for Revenue Sharing

posted Feb 11, 2014, 6:48 AM by Town Webmaster   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 6:58 AM ]
The Scarborough Town Council supports the Maine Municipal Association's campaign to restore revenue sharing.  To learn more about the campaign, please read the MMA article below and visit the campaign web site for updates and additional information.

From Maine Municipal Association:

Starting Sunday, MMA will launch a statewide information campaign informing citizens how the state Legislature’s ongoing raids of Maine’s Municipal Revenue Sharing program, despite a 1972 law that created it, is forcing property-tax increases and cuts to relied-upon municipal services such as snow plowing, road maintenance and emergency response. The campaign will include television messages, digital messages and an extensive social media rollout.

If you care about this issue, we ask you to contact your legislators now – time is of the essence – and tell them to balance the state’s $6.3 billion budget some other way than by forcing local property tax increases. Here’s a link to our new campaign website: [↗]

Here’s a message that MMA Executive Director Christopher Lockwood sent to our members on Friday (Jan. 31) informing them of our efforts: 

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