We’ve enjoyed following Maine Governor Paul LePage and his quest to eliminate the state income tax with a constitutional amendment.  He coupled this idea with a host of legislative initiatives, all of which are geared toward improving the economic climate in Maine.  This past week however, the legislature’s Appropriations Committee rejected a number of tax reduction proposals from the Governor.  By 9-4 votes, the committee rejected an income tax cut of $118 million in the state corporate tax rate and a proposal to eliminate the state’s estate tax by 2017.  Instead, the committee raised the exemption limit for the so-called “death tax” from $2 million to $5.5 million.  Not one to take that kind of rejection lightly, Governor LePage responded by threatening to veto every democrat-sponsored bill to cross his desk – and still take the constitutional amendment eliminating the state income tax directly to the people!  You’ve got to love his spunk!