Is the $79 million state bond package the last push needed for Maine’s economy get back in gear?

Posted May 17, 2010, at 4:59 p.m.

Or is it a way for the governor and legislators to sneak in some spending outside the budget?

The money is largely geared toward roads, railroads and harbors. With the economy beginning to show signs of life, will this spending help prime the pump in Maine and position it for healthy growth? Or will this build the state’s debt load with little pay-back in terms of higher tax revenues?