What are the 3 statewide ballot measures in Rhode Island?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders will vote on three ballot measures — totaling over $400 million.
A “yes” vote on any of these questions supports the proposal, a “no” rejects it.
Question 1 issues $100 million in bonds for the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus marine educational and research needs.
Advocates for the project say the current marine campus is over 60 years old and is unable to compete with neighboring states to stay a leader in things like wind farming.
In 2018, voters approved $45 million for the first phase of this project.
Question 2 issues $250 million in bonds for construction and renovation of state public school buildings.
Question 3 issues $50 million in bonds for environmental and recreational projects.
For example, $12 million would go towards the Roger Williams Park and Zoo, and $5 million would go towards a small business energy loan program.
If these three questions pass, it’s projected another $240 million will be tacked on for interest.