UMaine TABOR forum Oct. 21

Contact: Bill Murphy, 581-4126

ORONO — The University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education, in conjunction with co-sponsors from around the state, will host a public educational forum on TABOR II, one of the referendum questions facing Maine voters on Nov. 3.

“TABOR II: Impact on Maine and its People” will be held 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Room 100 of the D.P. Corbett Business Building on the Orono campus. The forum is free and open to the public, and also will be broadcast live over the Internet by the Maine Campus student newspaper. For those who cannot attend the forum, it can be viewed live at

The featured keynote speaker will be Christopher St. John, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Also included will be a short video outlining Colorado’s experience with TABOR legislation. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Geoff Gratwick, Bangor city councilor; John Hanson, executive director, Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council; Michelle Beale, town manager, Ellsworth; Sandy Butler, UMaine professor of social work; and Marie Frizzell, vice president of the UMaine chapter of the Student Education Association of Maine.

More details on the forum, including a listing of co-sponsors can be obtained at: or emailing