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Maine Rail Line Acquisition, Lease and Rehabilitation, Bond Issue 5 (1985)

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The Maine Rail Line Acquisition, Lease and Rehabilitation Bond Issue, also known as Bond Issue 5, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $850,000 in bonds for the acquisition of rail lines from Brewer to Calais, Hardings to Rockland, Steep Falls to Maine-New Hampshire line and others chosen by the Commissioner of Transportation.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Bond Issue 5 (1985)
Approveda Yes 97,022 51.32%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

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The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Do you favor an $850,000 bond issue for the acquisition, lease or rehabilitation of certain rail lines in Maine?" [4]

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