Maine Water Pollution Control and Solid Waste Landfills Clean Up, Question 2 (1998)

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The Maine Water Pollution Control and Solid Waste Landfills Clean Up Bond Issue, also known as Question 2, was on the June 9, 1998 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $6 million in bonds for the construction of water pollution control facilities, to close and clean up solid waste landfills and to mitigate storm water pollution. The estimated interest on these bonds at 4.5 percent over 5 years was $810,000.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 2 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 91,816 66.73%
No45,78133.27%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The Maine legislature referred a water pollution bonds ballot measure to voters in 1998. The question was approved with 66.7% of the vote. The measure allowed water pollution control facilities, like the one above, to be built using a $6 million bond.

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

QUESTION 2: BOND ISSUE

Do you favor a $6,000,000 bond issue to construct water pollution control facilities, to close and cleanup municipal solid waste landfills and to mitigate storm water pollution through a comprehensive watershed protection program? [4]

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