Planning ahead and saving for college isn’t easy. So why would anyone want to tax 529 college savings plans?

Well, there was a proposal to do so in Congress. Thankfully, Congressman Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, voted against this disastrous idea. In fact, he introduced legislation to make these college savings plans more like 401(k) retirement plans. This would make it easier for students, individuals and families to plan and save for college tuition.

Furthermore, Poliquin supported a bill that would modernize the plans, allowing students to spend money on necessary school supplies like computers. He also voted to protect Pell Grant funding.

He is the hardest-working member of Congress and has worked to help Maine families, individuals, seniors, veterans and businesses. That is why I am voting for him Nov. 8.

Hannah Fleming

Winter Harbor

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