Maine Public Access and Replacement of Churchill Dam, Question No. 5 (1990)

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The Maine Public Access and Replacement of Churchill Dam Bond Issue, also known as Question No. 5, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $19 million in bonds to purchase of public lands to provide access for Maine's people and for construction to replace Churchill Dam.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question No. 5 (1990)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No289,19458.46%
Yes 205,454 41.54%

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:[4]

Shall a bond issue for the purchase of public lands to provide access for Maine's people and for construction to replace Churchill Dam in the amount of $19,000,000 be approved? [5]

Media editorial positions

  • Bangor Daily News said,

The excruciating pressure for purchase and development of land has eased temporarily, providing an ideal opportunity for this state to be deliberate and aggressive in acquiring unusual properties of great public value. Nineteen million dollars is a lot of money. But Maine people know that the cost of doing nothing will be far higher. [5]

—Bangor Daily News Editorial Staff, [2]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 28, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bangor Daily News," YES on Question 5," October 31, 1990
  3. Bagnor Daily News, "Bond would purchase public lands," November 1, 1990
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MEleg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.