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Maine Voters Approve $105M Transportation Bond, Constitutional Amendment

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Mainers have approved a $105 million transportation bond proposal and a constitutional amendment that aims to ensure residents who are unable to sign their names can support citizens' initiatives and people's veto petitions. Voters on Tuesday approved both measures on the statewide ballot.
 
The bond proposal will be matched by $137 million in federal and other funds. Most of the money will be directed toward the overhaul and replacement of highways and bridges. Money will also go to railroads, ports, marine transportation and aviation projects, among others.
 
The constitutional amendment directs the Legislature to come up with alternative signatures for physically disabled people to sign citizens' initiatives or people's veto petitions. The amendment was described by advocates as a housekeeping matter to ensure state policy is consistent.