DATE: 3/26/2004 08:47:00 AM
No New Taxes? - I am so surprised. Governor John Baldacci's new budget has increases in restaurant license fees and phone line and hospital taxes. Meals at a restaurant, phone use and health care will become more expensive in Maine if this budget is approved. It seems to me that Baldacci is trying to parse a promise. Sure, income taxes won't go up, but fees and surcharges are just taxes in another form. Nice try, governor.