2018-10-18 / Election News

State Questions

QUESTIONS 1 - 3

(Chapter 047 - Public Laws 2018)

Shall the action of the General Assembly, by an act passed at the January 2018 session, authorizing the issuance of bonds, refunding bonds, and/ or temporary notes of the State of Rhode Island for the capital projects and in the amount with respect to each such project listed below (Questions 1-3) be approved, and the issuance of bonds, refunding bonds, and/or temporary notes authorized in accordance with the provisions of said act?

1. RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDINGS - $250,000,000

To provide state assistance to cities and towns for the construction of new public schools and renovation of existing public schools.

2. HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES - $70,000,000

For higher education facilities, to be allocated as follows:

University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus $45,000,000. Rhode Island College School of Education and Human

Development - $25,000,000

3. GREEN ECONOMY AND CLEAN WATER - $47,300,000

For environmental and recreational purposes, to be allocated as follows: Coastal Resiliency and Public Access Projects–$5,000,000. Capital for Clean Water and Drinking Water–$7,900,000. Wastewater Treatment Facility Resilience Improvements–$ 5,000,000. Dam Safety–$4,400,000. Dredging– Downtown Providence Rivers–- $7,000,000. State Bikeway Development Program–$ 5,000,000. Brownfield Remediation and Economic Development–$ 4,000,000. Local Recreation Projects–$5,000,000. Access to Farmland–$2,000,000. Local Open Space -$2,000,000

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