Monday, October 29, 2012

Maine 2012 State Ballot Bond Issues: Question 2, Question 3, Question 4 & Question 5

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QUESTION 2 - Maine Community College Bond Question - $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system.

"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?"

Support: Maine Chamber of Commerce, Bangor Daily News
Oppose: Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

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QUESTION 3 - Maine Water Access & Sewer Bond Question - One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state.

"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?"

Support: Maine Chamber of Commerce, Bangor Daily News
Oppose: No formal opposition known.

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QUESTION 4 - Maine Transportation Bond Question - Allow for a $51 million transportation bond, most of it to pay for road and bridge repairs in the state.

"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?"

Support: Maine Chamber of Commerce, Keep Maine Moving
Oppose: http://still-water.net/ume_vote/referendum_responses_2012.html

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QUESTION 5 - Maine Water & Sewer Bond Question 2 - One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state.

"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?"

Support: Maine Chamber of Commerce
Oppose: Governor Paul LePage, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
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2 comments:

  1. there is a lot of opposition to the East/West Highway which would run across the whole state and would adversely affect the environment and contribute to urban sprawl. Also; question 4 supports dredging the Penobscot Bay for Tankers so they can reach a proposed giant Propane Tank in Searsport which the surrounding communities are strongly opposed to. Maine needs to stay a destination where tourists want to come to. Question 4 goes against that rationale.

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  2. Thanks for the information. There is now a link under "oppose" for Question 4 which speaks to the issues you raise.

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