Ballot Issues Finalized 

It looks like Mainers will have a number of initiatives to consider the next time they head to the polls.The Secretary of State’s office says it has validated the signatures needed to bring those issues to the ballot box.The proposals include a new version of the taxpayers bill of rights which seeks to require voter approval of all new tax increases.Also approved are proposals to reduce the automobile excise tax, and another that would revamp Maine’s medical Marijuana law.There’s also measures that would restrict the growth of municipal spending and repeal the school consolidation law.