Maine Job Growth in Agriculture and Small Businesses, Question 6 (1996)
The Maine Job Growth in Agriculture and Small Businesses Bond Issue, also known as Question 6, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $11 million in bonds to encourage job growth and economic viability through capital access for agriculture and small business enterprises. Specifically, the Finance Authority of Maine was to spend $5 million from the Small Enterprise Growth Fund and $6 million from the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund.
|Maine Question 6 (1996)|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor a $11,000,000 bond issue to encourage job growth and economic vitality by providing access to capital for agricultural enterprises and small businesses with a significant potential for growth and job creation?
Total Estimated Debt Service of $14,236,750, of which Principal is $11,000,000, Estimated Interest at 5.35% over 10 years is $3,236,750. 
- Maine 1996 ballot measures
- 1996 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 5, 1996 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Bangor Daily News, "Yes on Question 6," October 30, 1996
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed May 1, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State: Division of Elections, "Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 5, 1996," accessed May 1, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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