Maine voters approve $150 million in bonds

7:51 AM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine residents have approved borrowing proposals totaling about $150 million that would pay for maintenance and improvements for roads, schools and armories. 

Voters on Tuesday approved all five bond packages, the only items on the statewide ballot.

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, $15.5 million for classroom improvements in community colleges and $4.5 million for a science building at Maine Maritime Academy.

Maria Fuentes from the Better Transportation Association says the transportation bonds will leverage $150 million in matching funds.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page thanked voters for approving "investments in students and investments in jobs."

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