LePage has proposed a bill which will help keep poor oldsters in their homes rather than evict them for failure to pay property taxes. Seems like some municipalities have an automatic foreclosure process when the taxes are not paid. The Town sells the property and keeps all the profit above what the taxes were or sells at well below the market value to friends for the tax balance. This wrong on the face of it and hi-lights the failure of property taxes as a way to finance schools and government.
There is a poster in the comments section calling itself "Mepete Dirigo" who claims this is an example of LePage trying to benefit the rich. What a putz.
Also, the Maine Municipal Ass. is against this bill because, uh, er , um...their reason is just too dumb to understand.