Questions and Answers on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Questions and Answers on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Read the full report | Q: What is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?A: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights will set speed limits on the growth in state and local taxes and spending. First, any net tax increase that exceeds 0.01 percent of general fund revenue ($304,074 in FY 2008) will require a majority vote of ...
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220 Million Reasons Why the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Helps Maine’s Beleaguered Taxpayers
Read the full report | On November 7, 2006, the citizens of Maine voted for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Unfortunately, the initiative failed, but only by 4 percentage points (54 percent opposed to 46 percent in favor)—or a swing of only 20,899 votes.After the close TABOR vote, the 123rd Ma ...
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Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Read the full report | The next state budget has not been submitted yet, but the debates about a gap of at least $500 million between tax revenues and spending have already started calls for cuts, elimination of programs, state employee layoffs, hiring freezes, across-the-board spending decreases, a ...
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