August 30, 2013

Drawing determines order of Maine bonds on ballot

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Maine's secretary of state has determined the order of the five bond questions that will appear on the November ballot.

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Senate president Justin Alfond, left, confers with Sen. John Cleveland, D-Androscoggin County, in the Maine Senate on Thursday at the State House in Augusta, when lawmakers returned for a special session to vote for a $149.5 million bond package slated for the November ballot.

The Associated Press / Robert F. Bukaty

Matthew Dunlap held a public drawing Friday at the Nash School Building in Augusta.

The $149.5 million bond package was approved Thursday by the Maine Legislature, which met in special session.

The first question will be for a $14 million dollar bond to repair Maine's armories. It will be followed by a $15.5 million bond to upgrade buildings at Maine's universities, a $100 million bond for roads and bridges and a $4.5 million bond for Maine Maritime Academy. The final bond question will be a $15.5 million bond to expand classrooms and buildings at Maine's community colleges.

There are no other questions on the November statewide ballot.

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