Alaska Transportation Project Bonds Question, Bonding Proposition A (2012)

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Bonding Proposition A
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Type:legislatively-referred state statute
Topic:Bond issues
Status:Approved Approveda
The Alaska Transportation Project Bonds Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alaska as a legislatively-referred bond act, where it was approved. The measure allowed for a general obligation bond to be issued for the purpose of transportation projects in the state. The bond was proposed to not exceed $453,499,200.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Alaska Bonding Proposition A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 159976 58.13%
No11522241.87%

Results via the Alaska Division of Elections.

Text of the measure

The following is the ballot language that appeared before voters:[2]

Shall the State of Alaska issue its general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not more than $453,499,200 for the purpose of paying the cost of state transportation projects?[3]

Support

No formal support was identified, and no statements of support were submitted for the State of Alaska Official Voter Pamphlet.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified, and no statements of opposition were submitted for the State of Alaska Official Voter Pamphlet.

Other perspectives

  • According to a column by Dermot Cole, published by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "The biggest project overall is $50 million for the Anchorage port work. A report on the port has been completed but will not be released until after the election. The mishandling of that report may be reason enough to vote against this bond issue. At least that is how I am leaning at the moment. There is some information on the bond measure in the voter pamphlet. However, there is not a statement in support of the bond package or a statement in opposition of the measure, which is really unfortunate. In a way, it's in keeping with the stealth nature of this measure. No one knows anything about it."[4]

Path to the ballot

The measure was placed on the ballot by the Alaska State Legislature.

Similar measures

Alaska residents haven't rejected a bonding proposition in the 21st century, according to Ballotpedia's database of Alaska ballot measures. In 2002 alone, all three bonding propositions were approved.

See also

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