The Democrat-controlled Maine House of Representatives has passed a joint order designed to force the release of $15 million in bonds intended to help provide affordable housing for Maine seniors.
Maine voters overwhelmingly passed to bonds in November which, at the time, Gov. Paul LePage said was a mistake that could hurt the state’s credit rating.
On Monday morning advocates held a press conference demanding that LePage release the bonds.
State retiree Rena Heath from Hallowell says that since she retired 12 years ago, everything has gone up except her income.