Question 2 would make Maine’s top tax rate the second-highest in the nation. It would raise taxes more than $157 million on Maine households (single and joint filers and businesses that pass through their income to the individual tax return). We all know Maine families and business are already overburdened by exorbitant tax rates.

Question 2 would make Maine worse for jobs, driving job creators and other smart, successful business people and professionals out of state. It would also make it harder to attract such new people to move here.