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Maine Vocational-Technical Institutes and Boys Training Center Funding, Referendum Question No. 2 (1970)

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The Maine Vocational-Technical Institutes and Boys Training Center Funding Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 2, was on the June 15, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued a total of $3,825,000 in bonds for construction of facilities and purchase of equipment at the State Vocational-Technical Institutes and for a diagnostic facility for treatment of emotionally disturbed boys at the Boys Training Center.[2]

The funding was appropriated for these specific projects:[2]

  • $950,000 for Central Maine Vocational-Technical Institute laboratory wing
  • $840,000 for Eastern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute laboratory wing
  • $650,000 Northern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute student dormitory
  • $1,010,000 for Southern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute culinary arts and electronics electrical building
  • $375,000 for Boys Training Center diagnostic unit

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 2 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 96,368 69.25%
No42,78530.75%

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]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

REFERENDUM QUESTION NO. 2

"Shall the State provide for construction of facilities and purchase of equipment at the State Vocational-Technical Institutes in order to allow increased enrollment and expanded vocational opportunities for Maine youth and adults and for a diagnostic facility for treatment of emotionally disturbed boys at the Boys Training Center, as passed by the First Special Session of the 104th Legislature by issuing bonds in the amount of $3,825,000?"

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