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Question 1 - Transportation Bond Act

Summary: Approval of this question will authorize the state to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $80,000,000 to match federal funds and provide direct funding for improvements to the state's highways, roads and bridges; $3,570,000 to provide funding for commuter rail, and $3,645,000 to purchase and/or rehabilitate buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's bus fleet.

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Question 2 - Open Space Bond Act

Summary: Approval of this question will authorize the state to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 to be used by the Department of Environmental Management to purchase or otherwise permanently protect through the purchase of the title, development rights, conservation easements and public recreation easements, greenways and other open space, recreation lands, agriculture lands, forested lands and state parks.

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