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Question 1

Maine Ballot Measure - measure

Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Entitlements and the Safety Net
Health and Health Care
Senior Citizens
Taxes

Yes
235,679
(37.14%)

No
398,819
(62.86%)

Summary

This initiated bill establishes the Universal Home Care Program to provide in-home and community support services for all people with disabilities living in Maine who require assistance with an activity of daily living and people 65 years of age or older who are living in Maine and who require assistance with an activity of daily living, without regard to income, to be funded by a new tax of 3.8% on income and wages that exceed the maximum wages subject to social security employment taxes.

Measure Text

Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?

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