Income Tax vs. Sales Tax 

House majority leader John Piotti has presented a bill that would increase some sales taxes to cut income taxes.The bill would drop the income tax rate from 8.5% to 6.5%. But it calls for taxes to be raised on meals and lodging from 7% up to 8.5%, and amusement and recreational items like ski-lift tickets and movie tickets would no longer be exempt from sales tax.The Maine Tourism Association, and it’s 1,600, are against the bill. Piotti said there’s a lot of work left before the bill is finalized, and he’s eager for feedback from those against it.