King voices opposition to Question One in televised debate

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King, an Independent, voiced his opposition to Maine ballot Question One in a live televised U.S. senatorial debate that aired on NewsCenter Maine Monday evening. King, a former two-term governor of Maine who is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, joins several Maine leaders, including all of Maine’s current candidates for governor, in opposing Question One.

“I think Question One creates a new bureaucracy, it’s unaccountable, would impose a very large tax increase, and I’m not sure in the end it wouldn’t do more harm to the Maine economy than the treatment would provide,” said Sen. King when asked by a debate moderator about Question One.

Question One would impose a 3.8% tax increase on more than 60,000 Maine families and more than 20,000 businesses, most of them small companies, to create a new program to fund home care for Mainers regardless of their income. If passed, Question One would be the largest tax increase in Maine history and would make Maine the highest taxed state in the country.

Question One’s main proponent is the Maine People’s Alliance.

For more information on Question One, please visit

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