Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Landfill Closures, Question 1 (1992)

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The Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Landfill Closures Bond Issue, also known as Question 1, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $10 million in bonds to fund loans and grants to municipalities and regional associations for purchasing recycling equipment and facilities and for the closure and remediation of municipal solid waste landfills. Specifically, $2.1 million was allocated for site evaluation and planning, $2.9 million for municipal implementation grants and $5 million for the purchase of recycling equipment and facilities by municipalities and regional associations through grants and loans. The estimated interest on the bonds at 5.5 percent over 10 years was $3,025,000.[2][3]

Background

In 1991, a similar measure was defeated which would have issued issued $10 million in bonds to fund grants and loans to municipalities and regional associations for purchasing recycling equipment and facilities, as well as cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills that posed a hazard to public health and ground water quality.[1]

Election results

Maine Question 1 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 331,404 51.90%
No307,19448.10%

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:[3]

Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to fund loans and grants to municipalities and regional associations for purchasing recycling equipment and facilities and for the closure and remediation of municipal solid waste landfills? [4]

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