Maine legislators approved the state’s budget, overriding Governor LePage’s veto, and ensuring that the sales tax will not be extended to health clubs.
Earlier in the session, Governor Paul LePage had proposed a budget that included sweeping changes to the state’s tax code – including imposing the sales tax on health club services. In response, IHRSA sought to work with our members in Maine to target key legislators and ask that they oppose a tax on healthy lifestyles in their state.
After months of bitter, high-profile bickering between the legislature and the governor’s office, the legislature won out and passed a less ambitious budget plan, which expands the state’s sales tax, but not to health club services.
IHRSA members are invited read more and comment here.