May 21, 2018
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Groups urge lawmakers to approve bond for Land for Maine’s Future

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Conservationists, sportsmen and fishermen are urging Maine lawmakers to approve a $5 million bond issue to replenish the fund that preserves open space in Maine.

On Monday, those groups called for passage of the bond issue to revitalize the Land For Maine’s Future program, which sets aside from development working waterfronts, forests and farms and preserves open space for public use.

It’s one of five bond issues totaling $95.7 million to be considered during the wrap-up portion of the legislative session that gets under way Tuesday. Bond issues that pass are sent to voters for authorization.

The others include $51.5 million for transportation projects, $7.9 million for clean water projects, $20 million for research and development and $11.3 million for the state university, community college and Maine Maritime Academy.

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