Down East 2013 ©
Governor LePage proposed a new tax plan that will eliminate state income taxes on any public or private pension income. The goal is to appeal to retirees that seek out a place of retirement with a more favorable tax structure. Nevada and Florida have no added state income tax, which according to LePage, is an important reason they are popular retirement destinations. Read more about why state officials believe older citizens benefit the state, the conflicting views on whether or not pension taxes play a role in decision-making for retirees, and the cost of such a measure at the Wall Street Journal .