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Maine Water Pollution Control and Tire Stockpile Clean Up, Question 2 (1998)

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The Maine Water Pollution Control and Tire Stockpile Clean Up Bond Issue, also known as Question 2, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $7 million in bonds with allocations of $3.5 million for water pollution control facilities, $1 million to clean up tire stockpiles, $1.15 million to clean up hazardous substance discharges and $1.5 million for drinking water system improvements. These funds helped match federal funding available for some of the projects and were largely focused on reducing public health and safety concerns. The estimated interest on the bonds at 4.1 percent over 5 years was $861,000.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 2 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 289,771 72.22%
No111,45027.78%

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:[2]

QUESTION 2: BOND ISSUE

Do you favor a $7,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: 1. $3,350,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $10,000,000 in federal funds; 2. $1,000,000 to protect the public health and safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles; 3. $1,150,000 to investigate, abate, clean up and mitigate threats to the public health and the environment from hazardous substance discharges; and 4. $1,500,000 to construct drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $7,100,000 in federal funds? [4]

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