Governor Mills introduced a $20 million bond bill to fund the popular Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program, which is out of money. LMF protects high value recreational and conservation lands, and preserves valuable farmlands and working waterfronts. Since 1987, the program has protected more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and public access, 9,700 acres of farm land and 570,000 acres of conservation and recreation lands. For a bond to make it to the voters, it must pass the legislature by a two-thirds vote. The bond bill failed to meet that threshold in both chambers.
Sponsor: Catherine Breen
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