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Maine State Facilities Repairs, Improvements and Asbestos Removal, Question 7 (1987)

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The Maine State Facilities Repairs, Improvements and Asbestos Removal Bond Issue, also known as Question 7, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $8 million in bonds for capital repairs and improvements to state facilities, as well as the removal of asbestos from state facilities.[2][3]

Background

In 1986, $6 million in bonds was issued to identify and correct asbestos problems in state facilities.[1]

Aftermath

On the same ballot, another measure regarding asbestos was approved. The measure issued $6 million in bonds for the detection and removal of asbestos hazards in state facilities and public schools. In 1989, another legislatively-referred bond question issued $12 million in bonds for the detection and removal of asbestos and other health-related indoor air quality hazards in state facilities and public schools, as well as the removal of hazardous chemicals from public schools.[1]

Election results

Maine Question 7 (1987)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No234,23961.39%
Yes 147,300 38.61%

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 $8,000,000 bond issue for capital repairs and improvements to state facilities and the removal of asbestos from state facilities? [4]

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