Maine’s legislature has been roiled recently with the question of whether or not bonds issued from construction of government facilities should have to go to the voters. One bill in particular (HP 603, also called LD 807) as introduced would have required that all bonds previously issued by the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority without voter approval go to the voters. It was amended with an exception: bonds for court facilities would not require voter approval.
Governor Paul LePage has now vetoed the bill as amended. In his veto message, the Governor cited a desire for consistency between the branches in how bonds/debts are approved (or not) by voters.
The legislature is back in session today (5/31) to consider this and other vetoes.