Mainers support drug treatment programs over incarceration, statewide survey finds

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip Maine, a survey released Tuesday shows that Mainers support prioritizing treatment for people who use drugs over punishment and incarceration, which advocates and medical experts have long argued doesn’t work.  The survey, developed by University of Maine professors Robert Glover and Karyn Sporer and put into the field…

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Opinion: New tax relief plan will disproportionately benefit wealthy seniors

This year, lawmakers included a tax change in the state’s budget that will significantly expand tax benefits for pension recipients in Maine. Beginning in 2023, pension recipients will be allowed to exempt up to $25,000 in pension income from state income taxes, and that amount will increase to $35,000 for tax years 2025 and after.…

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