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Mainers Approve Both Bond Proposals on Ballot

PORTLAND, Maine — Mainers have authorized $100 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements and low-income housing for seniors.

The bonds are divided between two questions, and both won approval from Maine voters on Tuesday.

One authorizes $85 million for infrastructure projects. Most of the money pays to build, rebuild or rehabilitate state highways and replace and rehabilitate bridges.

The other question provides $15 million for housing for seniors. Most of the money is to be used to build new, affordable homes for low-income households headed by a person who is over 55 years old.