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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.