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Maine needs to slow the growth of government spending, and it almost did in 2009, when the state ran a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) on the November ballot. TABOR would have slowed the annual growth of state spending to the rates of inflation plus population growth.  If enacted, TABOR also would have given citizens the right to vote on any tax increase. Colorado voters approved TABOR in 1992, and the state’s economy has flourished as a result. Unfortunately for Mainers, it’s back to the drawing board, as the initiative failed at the ballot box. The Pine Tree State is in great need of substantive tax and spending reform. Be sure to check back to our Maine page often for information on state and local taxpayer groups, our work on behalf of taxpayers in the state, and contact information for your lawmakers.


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Information about Maine's State Government

Governor Paul LePage (R)

Breakdown of the State Senate:

Democrats: 14

Republicans: 20

Independents: 1

Breakdown of the State House:

Democrats: 72

Republicans: 78

Independents: 1


Taxpayer Groups in Maine

Maine Leads
12 Church Street
Suite 2 PO Box 142
Augusta, Maine 4332
Phone: (207) 512-5378
Web site:

Maine Tax Watch
PO Box 10
Garland, Maine 04939-0010
Phone: (207) 924-3835

Maine Taxpayers United
42 Depot Road
Gray, Maine 4039
Phone: (207) 657-7737
Web site:

United Citizens of Auburn
Auburn, Maine
Phone: (207) 784-0177
Web site: