CANCELED LWV-Downeast: Issue Forum on Ballot Questions 1 and 3

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**Stand by for a new date and time** Proponents and opponents of Question 3, the citizen-initiated question on the November ballot, will present their cases in a panel discussion.

**Due to the storm, we have canceled the Zoom event for today. Stand by for a new date and time!**

Discussion of QUESTION 3 will be the featured event. QUESTION 3 is An Act to Create the Pine Tree Power Company, a Nonprofit, Customer-owned Utility. The question will read: Do you want to create a new power company governed by an elected board to acquire and operate existing for-profit electricity transmission and distribution facilities in Maine? The argument for Question 3 will be presented by Al Cleveland from Pine Tree Power. The argument against Question 3 will be presented by James Cohen from Maine Affordable Energy

A brief discussion of QUESTION 1 will follow. QUESTION 1 is An Act to Require Voter Approval of Certain Borrowing by Government-controlled Entities and Utilities and to Provide Voters More Information Regarding That Borrowing. The question will read: Do you want to bar some quasi-governmental entities and all consumer-owned electric utilities from taking on more than $1 billion in debt unless they get statewide voter approval? 

The event will be available for remote participation on Zoom and will also live stream on Facebook at Please join us to learn more about these important issues. There will be an opportunity for the audience to submit their own questions to be presented by the moderator.

Sep 16th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to  1:30 PM
Hosted On Zoom
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