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Maine Voters Approve 4 Bond Packages
11/05/2013 10:07 PM ET  

A fifth proposal, for $4.5 million for a science building at Maine Maritime Academy, Is leading by a narrow margin, but the vote is still too close to call.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine residents have approved borrowing proposals totaling about $145 million that would pay for maintenance and improvements for roads, schools and armories.

Voters on Tuesday approved four out of five bond packages, the only items on the statewide ballot.

A fifth proposal, for $4.5 million for a science building at Maine Maritime Academy, was leading by a narrow margin. But it was too close to call with more than two-thirds of precincts reporting.

Of those that were approved, the biggest bond was a $100 million proposal for road and bridge projects. The others were $14 million to overhaul armories, $15.5 million to improve university facilities and $15.5 million for classroom improvements in community colleges.

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