Tuesday, November 3, 2009

well here we go...

Here it is Election Day '09! Maine has 7 issues on the state ballot;

Question 1: People's Veto
An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom
"Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to preform these marriages?"
I voted NO! To provide equality under the law for all Maine families and so I can marry Dawn

Question 2: Citizen Initiative

An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy
“Do you want to cut the rate of the municipal excise tax by an average of 55% on motor vehicles less than six years old and exempt hybrid and other alternative-energy and highly fuel-efficient motor vehicles from sales tax and three years of excise tax?”
I voted NO! Why should I be punished because I can't afford a new car and excise tax repairs and maintains roads and bridges, INCLUDING plowing and sanding.

Question 3: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws
“Do you want to repeal the 2007 law on school district consolidation and restore the laws previously in effect?”
I voted NO! School consolidation is a great thing for Maine's children, and reversing it will cost too much and hurt too many.

Question 4: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Provide Tax Relief
“Do you want to change the existing formulas that limit state and local government spending and require voter approval by referendum for spending over those limits and for increases in state taxes?”
I voted NO! TABOR is bad if you have any doubts just ask Jen

Question 5: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act
“Do you want to change the medical marijuana laws to allow treatment of more medical conditions and to create a regulated system of distribution?”
I voted YES! Medical marijuana has been legal for years now but there has not been a legal way to buy it if you don't want to grow your own.

Question 6: Bond Issue
“Do you favor a $71,250,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities, including port and harbor structures, as well as funds for the LifeFlight Foundation that will make the State eligible for over $148,000,000 in federal and other matching funds?”
It is a bond issue, I ALWAYS vote YES! for bond issues they mean jobs and infrastructure maintenance.

Question 7: Constitutional Amendment
"Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to increase the amount of time that local officials have to certify the signatures on direct initiative petitions?”
I voted YES! With all their other work they just don't have enough time to make sure that the signatures are valid.

We are heading out to campaign headquarters now please keep your fingers crossed that by the time we get home we will be legitimately engaged! If you want to know what is happening head over to Dawn's blog for a list of links. Or for just question 1 follow on Twitter #VoteNoOn1

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