Maine Highway, Bridge, Airport, Ferry Vessel and Harbor Improvements Matching Federal Funds, Question 8 (1991)

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The Maine Highway, Bridge, Airport, Ferry Vessel and Harbor Improvements Matching Federal Funds Bond Issue, also known as Question 8, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $29.7 million in bonds to match federal funds for highway, bridge, airport and harbor improvements, as well as ferry vessel construction. Specifically, $25 million was allocated for highway and bridge improvements, $2.5 million for airport improvements and $2.2 million for ferry vessel construction and harbor improvements. The estimated interest on the bonds at 6.8 percent over 20 years was $21,205,8000.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 8 (1991)
Approveda Yes 223,135 59.46%

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 $29,700,000 bond issue for improvements to highways, state and local bridges, airports, state ferry vessels and harbors, which makes the State eligible for up to $103,000,000 in matching federal funds? [4]

Similar measures

This measure was the third time a legislatively-referred bond question was voted upon to fund combinations of highways, bridges, airports, harbors and ferry vessels in Maine.

Several measures have been voted upon to provide funding these projects as single subjects.


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