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Measure Details

Question 6: Bond Issue

Maine Ballot Measure - Public Law 589

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Pending

Categories:
Budget, Spending and Taxes
Environment
Infrastructure

Summary

This bill authorizes a bond issue in the amount of $50,000,000 in order to make cost-effective investments in natural and built infrastructure to reduce threats to the State's water resources and provide a host of benefits for communities across Maine, including ensuring an abundant and high-quality drinking water supply, allowing communities to more effectively prepare for storms and flood events, conserving habitat for recreational fisheries, waterfowl and aquatic and wildlife species and strengthening the State's long-term economic base and competitive advantage. The bill establishes the Water Resources Commission and the Fund To Ensure Clean Water and Safe Communities. The commission is charged with assessing the State's water resource infrastructure needs and with allocating funds for resource conservation and development projects.

Measure Text

Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to ensure clean water and safe communities across Maine; to protect drinking water sources; to restore wetlands; to create jobs and vital public infrastructure; and to strengthen the State’s long-term economic base and competitive advantage?

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