Petition Drive 

Last April, state lawmakers approved increases in taxes on beer and wine, along with soda and syrup for soda fountains.

The extra money will be used to fund the Dirigo Health Insurance Program.

Opponents of the tax will be collecting petition signatures to force a state-wide vote this November to repeal the new law.

Supporters include Liberal Policy and Consumer Activists who have long championed universal healthcare they’ll try to persuade Mainers not to sign repeal referendum papers.