Question 4 

Maine voters have rejected a referendum that would have placed limits on increases in state and municipal government spending and taxes.David Crocker, chairman of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights campaign, conceded the race at 10:30 p.m.The measure would have held government spending increases to the rate of inflation plus population growth, with voter approval required to exceed those limits.Supporters said government spending needs to be reined in to attract jobs and give people more money in their pockets. Critics said the measure took away local control and would cut funds for schools, roads and police and fire departments.In unofficial results, the referendum was failing 60% to40% with 87 percent of precincts reporting.