Maine 1989 ballot measures
November 7, 1989 ballot in Maine.Fourteen statewide ballot measures were on the
- Two of the measures were indirect initiated state statutes.
- Ten of the measures were legislatively-referred bond questions.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred state statute.
- Eleven of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|IndISS||Question 1||Elections||Establishes a voluntary system of public financing of gubernatorial campaigns|
|IndISS||Question 2||War & Peace||Directs governor to persuade the federal government to stop testing of cruise missiles in Maine's airspace|
|BI||Question 3A||Prisons||Issues $14.5 million to build and repair correctional facilities, primarily for juvenile corrections|
|BI||Question 3B||Prisons||Issues $35 million in bonds to build, repair and renovate adult correctional facilities|
|BI||Question 4||Environment||Issues $5 million to fund grants to solid waste regional commissions and municipalities for recycling equipment|
|BI||Question 5||Education||Issues $20,210,600 for capital improvements to all campuses of the Maine Vocational Technical Institute System|
|BI||Question 6||Utilities||Issues $4.4 million in bonds to build sewerage facilities|
|BI||Question 7||Transportation||Issues $21 million in bonds for highway, state and local bridges, harbor and airport improvements|
|BI||Question 8||Healthcare||Issues $7 million in bonds to provide funds in the forms of grants and a loan fund for programs serving people with mental illnesses|
|BI||Question 9||Bonds||Issues $12 million for detection and removal of asbestos in state facilities and public schools|
|BI||Question 10||Environment||Issues $6 million in bonds to clean up and close solid waste landfills that posed a hazard to public health and to ground water quality|
|BI||Question 11||Housing||$15 million in bonds to enhance affordable housing opportunities|
|Question 12||Housing||Insures the payment of mortgage loans for affordable housing for Maine citizens with a limit of $25 million in the aggregate|
|LRSS||Question 13||Nuclear||Approves disposal of low-level radioactive waste at an existing facility in Beatty, Nevada|
- Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 7, 1989: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 31, 1989
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Referenda Votes on Acts of the Maine Legislature 1910-