Appropriations Committee to Vote on $149.5M Bond Package

Updated 11 months ago

Maine lawmakers are heading back to Augusta to vote on a state borrowing package for roads and education infrastructure projects. The Appropriations Committee is meeting Thursday to discuss and vote on the $149.5 million bond package proposal that will likely land on the November ballot. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers agreed to the bond proposal late Friday after weeks of political wrangling over a borrowing package and its scope. If voted out Thursday, the proposal will then head to the full Legislature where it will need two-thirds majority support. Lawmakers say they will vote on it in time for it to be placed on the November ballot. The proposal includes $100 million for transportation, $35.5 million for education and $14 million for armory maintenance and renovations.


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