Ballot box payback

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In November, there are four referendum questions on the ballot. Questions 3 and 4 concern borrowing for infrastructure and a revision of state pension rules. I believe these two are favored by the Legislature.

Last year, we voters told the Legislature what we wanted on two other issues where there are some details to work out: ranked choice voting and marijuana. The Legislature seems to be having trouble with these. Our representatives seem to think it’s easy to amend the Maine Constitution regarding pensions but not regarding voting.

So an idea occurred to me: If the Legislature is not willing to give us what we want (i.e. what we voted for last year), why should we give them what they want on Questions 3 and 4 this year? Maybe we should “boycott” by voting down Questions 3 and 4. Just a thought.

David P. Frasz

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