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Statewide support for Question 4

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Maine voters on Nov. 6 will have a historic opportunity to approve Question 4, which asks if they want to invest $49 million in Maine's public universities for the purpose of increasing massive workforce development capacity — with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining students to improve and strengthen Maine’s future workforce.

A full, in-depth look at what the bond will accomplish, if approved by voters, was recently completed by the University of Southern Maine's (USM) Office of Public Affairs, but in short, the bond will go toward the following:

Funding will be shared among the seven member universities of the University of Maine System to fund workforce development intiatives, program development and infrastructure improvements.

There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. A list of editorials, op-eds and letters to the editor of Maine newspapers is compiled below.


 Letters to the Editor:

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