Sen. Linda Sanborn votes to send investments in transportation to Maine voters for approval

Posted: August 27, 2019 | Senator Linda Sanborn

AUGUSTA —Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, joined colleagues in the Legislature to send a transportation bond proposal to Maine voters for their approval this November. This proposal funds critical investments in Maine’s roads and bridges. The vote was unanimous in the Senate and 127-8 in the House of Representatives.

Unfortunately, Republican lawmakers prevented Maine voters from getting a chance to decide on investments in broadband, state parks and working waterfronts, career and technical education and National Guard facilities, and low-interest loans to curb energy costs and promote.

“Voters deserve a chance to decide what investments we make in Maine’s future,” said Sen. Sanborn. “While I am pleased at the unanimous support for moving a transportation bond forward, I am nevertheless disappointed in my Republican colleagues for denying voters the opportunity to have their voices heard on the other bond proposals.”

In November, Maine voters will consider a bond that invests $105 million in transportation projects. These funds will support repairs, upgrades and routine maintenance for Maine highways, bridges, culverts and working waterfronts. It will also contribute to good-paying jobs in the construction industry. Several reports indicate that construction workers are standing by and ready to do this work so Mainers can safely go to school, work, and about their daily lives.

The transportation bond will now appear before all Maine voters on the ballot in November.