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2011 General Election Ballot Guide: Maine

Statewide measures

  • (–) Question 2 on the statewide ballot would allow for a slot machine facility at the Biddleford harness racing track with 1 percent of net earnings, an estimated $13,000,000, dedicated to the state general fund, and an additional 39 percent of net earnings to be distributed supporting specific state and local programs. While states and localities should make their own decisions regarding gambling, this question would impose upon the new facility a tax rate much higher than that on other types of businesses.
  • (–) Question 3 on the statewide ballot would allow for a new casino with table games and slot machines in Lewistown, with 1 percent of net earnings dedicated to the state general fund and 39 percent of net earnings dedicated to supporting specific state and local programs. While states and localities should make their own decisions regarding gambling, this question would impose upon the new facility a tax rate much higher than that on other types of businesses.