Mainers have some big choices to make this November, beginning with selecting a new governor, as Governor Paul Le Page is term-limited out.
At the federal level, Independent U.S. Senator Angus King, elected in 2012, is running to keep his seat for a six-year term.
Both U.S. Representatives from Maine, Democrat Chellie Pingree and Republican Bruce Poliquin, are vying to retain their seats.
Also on the ballot are the creation of a universal home care program for persons with disabilities and senior citizens and $200-million of bonds for water infrastructure, transportation, and education projects.
Here’s the race-by-race breakdown:
Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?
Yes = Create the program in this form
No = Don’t create the program in this form
Public Law 425
Do you favor a $30,000,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support the planning and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and assist homeowners whose homes are served by substandard or malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems?
Yes = Borrow $30-million for water system improvements
No = Don’t borrow $30-million for water system improvements
Public Law 467
Do you favor a $106,000,000 bond issue, including $101,000,000 for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities and equipment related to ports, piers, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and $5,000,000 for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings?
Yes = Borrow $106-million for transportation improvements
No = Don’t borrow $106-million for transportation improvements
Public Law 465, Part A
Do you favor a $49,000,000 bond issue to be matched by at least $49,000,000 in private and public funds to modernize and improve the facilities and infrastructure of Maine's public universities in order to expand workforce development capacity and to attract and retain students to strengthen Maine's economy and future workforce?
Yes = Borrow $49-million for public university improvements
No = Don’t borrow $49-million for public university improvements
Public Law 465, Part B
Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to improve educational programs by upgrading facilities at all 7 of Maine's community colleges in order to provide Maine people with access to high-skill, low-cost technical and career education?
Yes = Borrow $15-million for community college improvements
No = Don’t borrow $15-million for community college improvements
The November 6, 2018 General Election will use ranked-choice voting for the federal offices of U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative to Congress.
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