A modest $5 million bond issue for the out-of-money Land for Maine’s Future program is in jeopardy. Here’s the situation.
Governor Paul LePage’s antipathy to bonding is well known. His opposition is a big problem. But the Appropriations Committee proceeded without the governor’s participation, and put together a group of bonds totaling $98 million.
The LMF bond is the smallest, just $5 million. In response to the good work of Dave Trahan, the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, the bond includes language strengthening the focus of LMF on the purchase and protection of deer wintering yards.