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UPDATE: Bond Receives Final Approval 

The Maine Senate has given final approval to a compromise bond package that scales back the total to $57.8 million and sends it to voters this June.The package retains money for major elements including highways and preservation of a northern Maine railroad.The Senate’s 30-5 vote followed a 102-44 House vote for final approval.The new bond figure is lower than the $85 million package that was approved last week by the House but fell short of final passage in the Senate, where Republicans held back their votes.The compromise reached over the weekend not only lowers the total for this package but also scales back bond package that’s already scheduled for a June vote by $13.5 million.- (AP)