Wiswell Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law Joseph Reisert puts forth an argument for Governor LePage’s pro-growth taxing and regulatory policies. He writes, “Wealthy and growing states have more resources to spend on infrastructure, on the environment and on the neediest; poor states struggle to fund basic needs.” In order to incentivize growth in and relocation to Maine, LePage proposes the abolition of the state estate tax, state corporate taxes, the state alternative minimum tax, and, eventually, the state income tax. In order to account for consequent lost revenue, LePage also proposes an increase on consumption tax and eliminating revenue sharing with municipalities. Reisert recognizes the controversies and flaws of this proposal but ultimately concludes, “If we want Maine’s economy to grow faster, our state has to compete harder.”