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Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Digital Broadcasting System, Question 5 (1999)

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Digital Broadcasting System Bond Issue, also known as Question 5, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $9.4 million in bonds to convert the Maine Public Broadcasting corporation to a digital broadcasting system.[2]

Background

The conversion to digital broadcasting was a federally mandated requirement.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 5 (1999)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 264,653 64.34%
No146,69635.66%

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 5: Bond Issue

Do you favor a $9,400,000 bond issue for the conversion to digital broadcasting by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation? [3]

Fiscal impact

The estimated interest on these bonds at 4.6 over 10 years was $2,378,200, which made the total estimated life cost $11,778,200.[2]

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