Everyone knows that Maine is the “oldest state in the country.” Our state is severely lacking in affordable housing for low-income seniors. Voting “Yes” on Question 2 on the statewide ballot is a crucial vote because this bond measure is a token investment in the true need within our state.
Executive Director of the Association of Area Agencies on Aging Jess Maurer makes the case very eloquently in this “Spotlight on Seniors” interview on affordable housing legislation from last Spring that was called “Keep ME Home,” which was a larger bond measure that did not make it through our roughhouse legislature. This is why citizens must now make this decision through the ballot box by voting “Yes” on Question 2, a much smaller bond measure, but at least a token investment for this vital cause.
Every state bond measure has to be weighed by the question, “Is this a good investment for the Maine taxpayer?” The answer to this question is a resounding “Yes,” and now it is up to citizens to vote. If you are undecided, please take a few minutes to hear Jess Maurer make the case.