Rhode Islanders Approve $ 400 Million Bond Questions | Government and Politics

Rhode Islanders Approve $ 400 Million Bond Questions |  Government and Politics

Question 3 allows the borrowing of $ 65 million to build and rehabilitate housing, especially affordable housing.

Question 4 replenishes funding of $ 72 million for state Department of Transportation construction projects.

Question 5 borrows $ 15 million for the Department of Social Services to distribute to repair, expand, or build new classrooms for early childhood and day care.

Question 6 borrows $ 7 million for arts and culture grants.

Question 7 borrows $ 60 million to build new industrial parks and continue to pay for the reconstruction of the Quonset port jetties in Davisville.

The $ 400 million loan translates into more $ 640 million over 20 years when interest is factored in, assuming an interest rate of 5%, according to Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea’s office.

Similar to the November election, residents of Rhode Island were able to vote by mail or in person during an early voting period, which began on February 10.

Most took advantage of early voting options, with more more than 68,000 voters submitting their ballots by mail, according to WPRI-TV. Another 9,400 voted early in person and nearly 24,000 voted at polling stations on Tuesday, the station reported.

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