On Tuesday, November 6th, you will have the opportunity to vote on four bond issues. Each of these bonds was approved by a two-thirds vote in the Maine House and Senate. They now require majority support of Maine voters.
We believe each of these investments is essential to strengthening Maine’s economy while supporting our quality places.
To see the full ballot:
Here are the four bond proposals:
Question 2: Bond Issue
Do you favor an $11,300,000 bond issue to provide funds for capital to build a diagnostic facility for the University of Maine System; for capital improvements and equipment, including machine tool technology, for the Maine Community College System; and for capital improvements and equipment at the Maine Maritime Academy?
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Higher Education
Question 3: Bond Issue
Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for public land and water access, conservation, wildlife or fish habitat and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing and deer wintering areas, and to preserve working farmland and working waterfronts to be matched by at least $5,000,000 in private and public contributions?
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Maine's Natural Resource-based Economy
Question 4: Bond Issue
Do you favor a $51,500,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, local roads, airports and port facilities, as well as for funds for rail access, transit buses and the LifeFlight Foundation, which will make the State eligible for at least $105,600,000 in federal and other matching funds?
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Transportation Infrastructure To Meet the Needs of the Business Sector and To Create Jobs
Question 5: Bond Issue
Do you favor a $7,925,000 bond issue to be expended over 2 years for revolving loan funds for drinking water systems and for wastewater treatment facilities, which will make the State eligible to secure $39,625,000 in federal grants?
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Wastewater and Drinking Water Revolving Loan Funds
As highlighted during Summit 2012, at whatever level we are prepared to support, Mainers must be willing to match private and non-profit sector investments with public investment dollars. These bonds will do just that.