The Issues You’ll Be Voting On In the Ballot Booth On Tuesday
The Z wants to get you informed about what you are voting on on Tuesday.
Of course, we are well aware of who the candidates are but what are the issues that you will either be voting for or against come Election Day?
It's time to prepare if you haven't yet. Here is a preview of what you will see at the polls:
Question 1 - Citizen's Issue
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?
Question 2 - Bond Issue
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?
Question 3 - Bond Issue
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?
Question 4 - Bond Issue
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?
Question 5 - Bond Issue
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?
Want to know more? Check out the Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap's riveting 38 page PDF of the Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election with much more detail for you to be able to weigh the pros and cons before you vote on Election Day.