Policy Center Calls for Reduction in Excise Tax 

Maine’s auto excise tax was the topic of the day at the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s monthly luncheon at the Sea Dog in Bangor.The group’s communications director, Martin Sheehan, gave a presentation about a bill now in the legislature that would reduce the state’s excise tax.Sheehan says it’s the seventh highest excise tax in the nation…and 22 U-S states have gotten rid of the excise tax altogether.He says reducing the tax would likely help stimulate the local economy.Folks from the Maine Heritage Policy Center are hosting events all over the state this month, to promote their ideas for reducing Maine’s spending and tax burden.For more information, log on to