Author: Michael Buccini

Michael Thomas Buccini is a member of the Maine Government Relations Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He can be reached at 207-286-6930.

Coming before the Appropriations Committee this month is bill LD 365 that creates an income tax credit for expenses incurred for home modifications to make it accessible to an individual with a disability or physical hardship. Public policies have promoted vast changes in public spaces to accommodate the limitations and special needs of our disabled and handicapped neighbors, but these very same neighbors often have barriers within their own domiciles that limit their mobility at home. This bill seeks to assist them in making home modifications that enhance and extend independent living while delaying the need to enter costly assisted-living…

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