Maine Water and Sewer Bond Question, Question 5 (2012)
|Water and Sewer Bond Question|
|Type:||legislatively-referred state statute|
|Referred by:||Maine Legislature|
|Status:||On the ballot|
The proposal was sent to the ballot during the week of May 17, 2012 as a part of four bond issues that were placed up for a statewide public vote.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are unofficial election results:
|Maine Question 5|
92% of precincts reporting (532 out of 578).
Results via Bangor Daily News.
Text of the measure
The following is the ballot language that will appear before voters:
|“||Do you favor a $7,925,000 bond issue to be expended over 2 years for revolving loan funds for drinking water systems and for wastewater treatment facilities, which will make the State eligible to secure $39,625,000 in federal grants?||”|
- The Maine Chamber of Commerce is in favor of the measure.
- The The Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce stated opposition to the measure.
- Maine Governor Paul LePage is against the measure. Adrienne Bennett, spokeswoman for the governor, stated, "Seventy-five million dollars is a big chunk of change for Mainers to pay, and pay, on top of that, the interest that accrues with it. He does not have that credit card mentality. He recognizes that Maine is at its own fiscal cliff and that we need to pay our bills first."
Path to the ballot
- WMTW.com, "Lawmakers pass 5 bond proposals", May 17, 2012
- Maine Elections division, "November 6, 2012 - Referendum Election", Retrieved September 26, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- MPBN, "Maine Voters to Decide the Fate of Four Bond Measures", October 15, 2012