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Matt Singer on September 19, 2006 - 2:37pm
One Montana judge ruled last week that along with two other Howard Rich-backed initiatives, the "Stop OverSpending" measure based on Colorado's disastrous TABOR Amendment had been qualified for the ballot through illegal signature gathering. Now, another Montana judge has thrown it off the ballot for an entirely different reason, according to a Montana blog written by someone close to the lawsuits involved. Backers of the TABOR measure face a third legal problem -- charges that they violated Montana campaign finance law. This third legal problem could end up costing hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in fines. We recommended recently that Rich go back to real estate as he isn't too good at this initiative stuff. That advice is looking even better these days.