Maine nonprofits are urging governor to reconsider proposal that would exempt only church and government nonprofits from property taxes.

"A proposal by Gov. Paul LePage to end property tax exemptions for many nonprofit organizations in Maine has raised deep concern among leaders at southern York County institutions including York Hospital, Berwick Academy and the Museums of Old York. And for good reason. According to assessing records, York Hospital has tax-exempt property valued at $22 million and Berwick Academy, $14 million. The Museums of Old York has property valued at more than $5 million.In fact any nonprofit organization with property valued at more than $500,000 would be targeted under the proposal...." -- Deborah McDermott,