Maine Port and Rail Facilities Improvements, Question 6 (1994)

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The Maine Port and Rail Facilities Improvements Bond Issue, also known as Question 6, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $21.3 million in bonds for a variety of transportation issues. Specifically, $3.5 million would have been appropriated for port facilities improvements, $8 million for rail improvements, $1.8 million for the removal of oil tanks at Department of Transportation and State Police facilities and $8 million for construction and maintenance of sand and salt facilities. The funds for rail and port improvements would have made the state eligible for some federal and private funding for those projects. The estimated interest that would have accumulated on these bonds at 5.5 percent over 10 years was $6,443,250.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 6 (1994)
Defeatedd No262,57854.33%
Yes 220,690 45.67%

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:[2]

Question 6: Bond Issue

"Do you favor transportation bond issues totaling $21,300,000 to provide the state share of costs to improve rail and port facilities, which will make the State eligible for federal and private funds, to build municipal and state sand and salt storage facilities and to remove underground fuel tanks at Department of Transportation and State Police facilities?" [3]

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