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Alaska Transportation Project Bonds Question, Bonding Proposition A (2012)
|Bonding Proposition A|
|Type:||legislatively-referred state statute|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are official election results:
|Alaska Bonding Proposition A|
Results via the Alaska Division of Elections.
Text of the measure
The following is the ballot language that appeared before voters:
|“||Shall the State of Alaska issue its general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not more than $453,499,200 for the purpose of paying the cost of state transportation projects?||”|
No formal support was identified, and no statements of support were submitted for the State of Alaska Official Voter Pamphlet.
No formal opposition was identified, and no statements of opposition were submitted for the State of Alaska Official Voter Pamphlet.
- According to a column by Dermot Cole, published by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "The biggest project overall is $50 million for the Anchorage port work. A report on the port has been completed but will not be released until after the election. The mishandling of that report may be reason enough to vote against this bond issue. At least that is how I am leaning at the moment. There is some information on the bond measure in the voter pamphlet. However, there is not a statement in support of the bond package or a statement in opposition of the measure, which is really unfortunate. In a way, it's in keeping with the stealth nature of this measure. No one knows anything about it."
Path to the ballot
The measure was placed on the ballot by the Alaska State Legislature.
Alaska residents haven't rejected a bonding proposition in the 21st century, according to Ballotpedia's database of Alaska ballot measures. In 2002 alone, all three bonding propositions were approved.
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Ballot Measures Appearing on the General Election Ballot," accessed May 14, 2012
- Alaska Elections, "Ballot Measures Appearing on the General Election Ballot," accessed October 4, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "Most costly question on Nov. 6 ballot runs to more than $15 million a word," October 22, 2012 (dead link)