$6.5 Million in Voter-Approved Bonds for Land Conservation Projects to Expire

Jul 14, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine - Board members of the beleaguered Land for Maine's Future program learned Tuesday that about $6.5 million in voter-approved bonds will expire in November because Gov. Paul LePage has not authorized them by a required deadline. 

For months, the conservation agency has been in the cross hairs of the governor, who has said he will not release an additional $5 million in bonds approved by voters unless lawmakers approve his plan to increase timber harvesting on public lands and use the money to provide heating assistance.  

A.J. Higgins was at today's board meeting and talks with Maine Things Considered host Nora Flaherty.