New Bond Package Before Legislature 

Maine’s two democratic legislative leaders are proposing a $99,000,000 jobs bond package that includes money for highways, rails, and other projects.Gov. John Baldacci plans to announce his bond proposal next week.About half of the package announced Tuesday would go to highway reconstruction. It reserves $20,000,000 for the purchase of rail lines in Northern Maine Railroad that are abandoned. The rest goes to school energy conservation and clean water projects.