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Maine Voters Approve Three Bond Issues, Fourth too Close to Call
11/07/2012 12:53 AM ET  

Still undecided is Question 2, which would provide $11.3 million for improvement projects for the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy.

Maine voters have approved three of four bonds on the ballot, and the fourth is too close to call.

With 63 percent of the vote in, Question 3 was passing by a margin of 62 to 38. The measure authorizes borrowing $5 million to purchase land and conservation easements for wildlife habitat and recreational activities.

Voters were also giving a strong thumbs up - 72 to 28 percnet - to Question 4, a $51.5 million transportation bond that would provide funds for highways and bridges, local roads, airports and port facilities, along with rail improvements and other transportation infrastructure. It also leverages another $105.6 million in federal funds.

Question 5, which provides nearly $8 million for water system and wastewater treatment upgrads, was also passing by a vote of 64 to 36 percent.

Still up in the air is the fate of Question 2, which would provide $11.3 million for improvement projects for the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy. At this hour, the vote on that measure is too close to call.



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