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Barry Hobbins' Voting Records on Issue:

Maine Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 8, 2009 LD 1438 Allowing Charter Schools "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(20 - 14)
June 4, 2009 LD 977 Repealing School District Consolidation "Ought Not to Pass" Report Rejected - Senate
(16 - 19)
April 7, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Veto Override Failed - Senate
(12 - 23)
April 7, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 14)
March 31, 2008 LD 2289 2008-2009 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 17)
March 20, 2008 LD 1932 School Consolidation Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(26 - 8)
April 28, 2006 LD 1381 Teacher Minimum Salary Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)
March 27, 2006 LD 1640 Charter School Pilot Program "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 16)
Feb. 8, 2006 LD 1798 Standardized Testing "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 16)

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