Maine Voters Approve $100M In Housing, Infrastructure Bonds

Mainers have voted to borrow $100 million to fund elderly housing projects and highway and bridge improvements, according to projections by the Bangor Daily News. Question 2 asked voters whether they favored a $15 million bond issue for the construction of new homes and renovation of existing ones for low-income seniors. Supporters say that will be matched by about $22.6 million in private investment. At least one housing project would be located in each of Maine’s 16 counties. Funding preference go to locations within counties that have nearby access to services such as health care and public transportation. Question 3 asked whether Mainers wanted to issue an $85 million bond for transportation projects. The first $65 million will go toward building, reconstructing and rehabilitating bridges and highways, with the other $17 million going toward projects at ports, harbors, airports, railroads, bicycle and pedestrian trails.

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