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Property Taxes 

Governor Baldacci’s proposal would amend the state’s constitution by freezing the current value of primary residences in Maine until that residence is sold, at which point towns could recapture five years of back taxes.

Critics say the plan only shifts the burden of property tax to other taxpayers, including businesses.

First-time home buyers could have an even tougher time when they sell, if they get socked with the back taxes.