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For Immediate Release
July 30, 2001
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky
207-626-8400

* MEDIA ADVISORY *

Gwadosky to hold ballot drawing 
Results will set order of questions on November 6 ballot

Augusta--Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky announced today that he will conduct a public drawing on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 to determine the order of 6 bond questions scheduled to appear on the November 6, 2001 ballot.

Secretary Gwadosky will conduct the drawing at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001 in his office in the Nash School building at the corner of Sewall and Capital Streets in Augusta.  Maine law requires the drawing process for ballot position.

November’s election will find only bond questions before Maine voters.  There are no people’s vetoes, citizen initiatives, Constitutional amendments or referendum questions scheduled to appear on the ballot.  Secretary Gwadosky will conduct a drawing to determine the order of the bond questions. 

The questions that will appear on the November 6, 2001 ballot are as follows, in no particular order: 

Prepared by the Office of the Secretary of State
120th Legislature – 1st Regular Session
November 6, 2001 REFERENDUM ELECTION
BALLOT QUESTIONS

BOND QUESTIONS

Question_____ (P&S 33) “Do you favor a $17,000,000 bond issue to provide:

1. The sum of $6,000,000 to construct and upgrade water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;

2. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the remediation of their solid waste landfills;

3. The sum of $1,500,000 to protect public health and safety and the environment by providing funds to remove and replace failing septic systems;

4. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect public health and safety and the environment by providing funds to remove overboard discharges;

5. The sum of $500,000 to protect the public health and safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;

6. The sum of $3,000,000 to support drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $15,760,000 in federal funds;

7. The sum of $300,000 for grants and loans to municipalities for public infrastructure through the Municipal Investment Trust Fund;

8. The sum of $2,000,000 to construct new or retrofit existing pollution control structures on Maine farms to protect the environment;

9. The sum of $700,000 to construct environmentally sound water sources that help avoid drought damage to crops; and

10. The sum of $1,000,000 to recapitalize the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund?”
 

Question_____ (P&S 35) “Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue to provide:

1. The sum of $10,000,000 to address the affordable housing crisis in Maine; and

2. The sum of $2,000,000 to provide housing for victims of domestic violence?”

Question_____ (P&S 37) “Do you favor a $36,700,000 bond issue to make improvements to the State’s public universities, the Maine Maritime Academy and other public learning centers?”

Question_____ (P&S 38) “Do you favor a $61,000,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit and ferry facilities; development of rail, trail and marine infrastructure; and improvements to intermodal facilities statewide that makes the State eligible for up to $120,800,000 in matching federal funds?”

Question_____ (P&S 39) “Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for biomedical and marine research and development by Maine-based nonprofit and state research institutions?”

Question_____ (P&S 41) “Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to capitalize the State’s School Revolving Renovation Fund for repairs and improvements in public school facilities to address health, safety and compliance deficiencies, general renovation needs and learning space upgrades?”