Group Aims to Repeal New Taxes 

Several small business owners are seeking to initiate a referendum aimed at repealing new taxes on sodas, beer and wine.

The Fed Up With Taxes coalition says the tax increases were adopted without any public hearing in the final hours of the legislative session. Director Newell Augur says it’s time to say &quot:enough’s enough&quot: when it comes to taxes.

The application was filed Friday. Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap now has 10 business days to accept or reject the application.

To get the referendum on the November ballot, supporters would have to collect 55,087 valid signatures by July 17.