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Ed Bonding Requests Split on Maine Ballot
10/28/2013 10:19 AM ET  

The approach by state education leaders differs from a year ago, when a single bond proposal for three state institutions was rejected by a narrow margin.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine voters will be considering three separate bonding requests for higher education on next week's ballot.

The approach by state education leaders differs from a year ago, when a single bond proposal for three state institutions was rejected by a narrow margin.

Voters on Nov. 5 will be asked if they support a $15.5 million bond issue to improve laboratory and classroom facilities in the University of Maine system, along with a separate but similar $15.5 million proposal for the community college system.

A third question asks if voters back a $4.5 million bond to support construction of a new science building at the Maine Maritime Academy.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the targeted bond requests were made after the single request for all three institutions failed last year.


 

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