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.
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 official election results:
| Maine Question 5|
| Yes|| 432,813|| 59.7%|
Results via the Maine Secretary of State's website.
Text of the measure
The following was the ballot language that appeared before voters:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| 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 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."
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 WMTW.com, "Lawmakers pass 5 bond proposals", May 17, 2012
- ↑ Percentages reflect the total of 'yes', 'no' and blank votes. Therefore, these calculations do not add up to 100% since blank votes are not displayed.
- ↑ Maine Elections division, "November 6, 2012 - Referendum Election", Retrieved September 26, 2012
- ↑ MPBN, "Maine Voters to Decide the Fate of Four Bond Measures", October 15, 2012