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Maine Cost-Sharing Taxes for Education, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (1978)

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The Maine Cost-Sharing Taxes for Education Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure empowered the legislature to provide that taxes which a school administrative district or a community school district is authorized to levy may be assessed according to any cost-sharing formula authorized by the legislature. This repealed and replaced Section 8 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 212,063 68.45%
No97,76431.55%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 8

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to provide that taxes which a school district is authorized to levy may be assessed in any cost-sharing formula mutually agreeable to the communities involved?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.

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