Maine Water and Sewer Bond Question, Question 5 (2012)

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Water and Sewer Bond Question
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Type:legislatively-referred state statute
Referred by:Maine Legislature
Topic:Bond issues
Status:Approveda
The Maine Water and Sewer Bond Question 2 was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Maine as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. The measure is one of two water and sewage bond measures that are being proposed for the ballot.[1]

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.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are unofficial election results:

Maine Question 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 400,343 63%
No235,07437%

92% of precincts reporting (532 out of 578).

Results via Bangor Daily News.

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The following was the ballot language that appeared before voters:[2]

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?[3]

Support

Opposition

  • The The Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce stated opposition to the measure.
  • Maine Governor Paul LePage was 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."[4]

Path to the ballot

The Maine Legislature passed the measure during May 2012, sending it to the governor for either approval for the ballot or veto. The measure was reviewed and sent to the ballot.[1]

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