Governor Vetos One Bond, Sends Four On Without Signature

Updated 3 years ago

Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a $20 million bond for research and development and will let four other bonds become law without his signature.LePage said Friday that he vetoed the research bond because most of the money would’ve gone to government programs and not-for-profits instead of the private sector and because he felt it should be funded through the General Fund.LePage declined to sign the others because he opposes borrowing.The largest is a $51.5 million bond for transportation projects including improvements at Eastport and Searsport shipping facilities. The other bonds are $11.3 million for public higher education, $7.9 million for wastewater purification and drinking water systems, and $5 million to ensure public access to forests.Those four will go to voters in November.


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