Maine's TABOR II Opponents Delighted over Victory
November 04, 2009From The Exception Magazine
Citizens Unified for Maine's Future, the coalition of municipal, business and citizen advocates who were opposed to TABOR, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, were celebrating their victory last night.
Campaign Manager Toby McGrath said, "It's a great day for Maine people. This vote reaffirms that Maine people value education, families and communities. It's clear that Mainers will keep rejecting initiatives forced on the state by out of state interests especially when they waste Maine taxpayer money in the process."
TABOR has now been rejected three times in Maine. The bill was only supported by 40% of voters on Tuesday.
"TABOR II would have had a devastating impact on our classrooms and we are pleased that the voters of Maine chose to protect the high quality of our programs and the learning opportunities for our students," according to Chris Galgay, president of the Maine Education Association.
Communications Director Crystal Canney added, "It was a large group of people who spent countless unpaid hours that helped deliver this victory tonight. They were dedicated to defeating an initiative which would have devastated the state and kept us in a permanent recession. We can't thank them enough for their efforts."http://exceptionmag.com/politics/civic-life/0001620/maines-tabor-ii-opponents-delighted-over-victory