BDN CONSISTENT: No on Question 1

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BDN CONSISTENT: No on Question 1

By Bangor Daily News Staff

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - Bangor Daily News

Do you want to limit increases in state and local government spending to the rate of inflation plus population growth and to require voter approval for all tax and fee increases?

Groups that support the Taxpayer Bill of Rights ballot initiative fairly say that Maine has been largely unsuccessful in lowering its tax burden, a result of the absence of leadership on state and local budget reform. But instead of placing their trust in the public's ability to understand its responsibility,