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Colorado Professor Weighs in on Maine’s TABOR II 

A University of Colorado economics professor says a Maine referendum that would impose limits on government spending and tax increases would give Maine’s economy a boost, while reigning in government growth.Barry Poulson says opponents of Maine’s so-called TABOR II referendum have been spreading misinformation about Colorado’s version of the taxpayers bill of rights — passed back in 1992.He says Colorado’s law has limited government growth, but has not resulted in cuts in government spending, while improving the state’s economy and putting money back in taxpayers’ pockets.A spokeswoman for the TABOR II opposition group says Colorado’s law has undermined state and local services and TABOR II would do the same in Maine.