Maine 2003 ballot measures

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2004
2002
Seven statewide ballot measures were on the June 10 and November 2003 ballots in Maine.

The first indirect initiated state statute could have appeared approved if either Question 1A or 1B received the most votes. It only would have been deemed defeated if Question 1C had received the most. Because Question 1A did not receive more than half of the votes, it was automatically referred to be voted upon, again, as a carryover initiative in 2004, where it was approved and enacted.

See also: Laws governing competing measures in the initiative process in Maine

On the ballot

June 10

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Development Issues $60 million in bonds to stimulate economic growth and job creation Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1A Education Increases state spending on education K-12 from 50% to 55% and expand property taxes Approveda
Question 1B Education Increases state spending on education K-12 from 50% to 55% over the next 5 years and expands taxes Defeatedd
Question 1C Education Rejects both Questions 1A and 1B Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Gambling Allows slot machines at horse racing tracks Approveda
IndISS Question 3 Gambling Allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation to conduct gaming and wagering at a single site Defeatedd
BI Question 4 Water Issues $6.95 million in bonds to clean up water pollution and to work on other water related projects Approveda
BI Question 5 Education Issues $19 million in bonds to improve educational facilities and the state library Approveda
BI Question 6 Transportation Issues $63.45 million in bonds for multiple transportation improvement projects and expansion of the air-medical response system Approveda

See also

Maine

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