Preview of Maine's November ballot, which will attract voters to the polls by fo
Preview of Maine's November ballot, which will attract voters to the polls by focusing attention on two high-profile issues: a ban on so-called "partial-birth" abortions, and the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Voters will also be asked to determine the fate of two Constititutional amendments. One would give municipalities the power to reduce taxes for properties that will be maintained for historic preservation or significant scenic vistas, and the other would require that people's veto challenges to a new law be held during general rather than special elections. Bond issues include the well-publicized $50 million for land acquisition, $56 million for highway and bridge improvements, $26 million for technical college improvements, $9.4 million to convert Maine Public Broadcasting to a digital system, and $12.5 million for environmental projects.
Abortion, Ballot, Constitution Amendments, Marijuana, Referendums (State)
Davis, Jay, "Preview of Maine's November ballot, which will attract voters to the polls by fo" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3677.