Maine Sewerage Facilities Construction, Question 4 (1988)

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The Maine Sewerage Facilities Construction Bond Issue, also known as Question 4, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $12 million in bonds for sewerage facilities construction. The estimated interest on the bonds at 6.4 percent over 10 years was $4,224,000.[2][3]

Background

In 1986, a legislatively-referred bond question provided $12 million in bonds for sewer treatment facilities. In 1987, an additional $8.3 million in bonds was issued for the construction of sewage treatment facilities throughout the state.[1]

Aftermath

In 1989, another issue of $4.4 million was approved for similar purposes.[1]

Election results

Maine Question 4 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 281,720 54.37%
No236,47145.63%

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 $12,000,000 bond issue for sewerage facilities construction? [4]

Media editorial positions

Support

  • Bangor Daily News said,

By 1994, federal participation in both the areas of loans and grants will be a thing of the past. That makes continued public support for sewer bonds all the more important for a state that takes pride in a heritage that boasts, among so many other attributes, purity of the environment. [4]

—Bangor Daily News Editorial, [5]

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