- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage will meet with Maine State Housing Authority officials about the fate of bonds for senior housing projects.

Voters signed off on the $15 million in November. Maine State Housing Authority board chairman Peter Anastos sent a letter to LePage on Feb. 16 asking if the Republican governor intends to approve the bonds.

LePage opposed the bond proposal last year. Anastos’s letter says the board takes “no position” on the issue, but members need to know if the bonds will be approved because they would need to create a program to use them.

A spokeswoman for LePage says the governor will meet with Anastos and housing authority director John Gallagher next week. She declined further comment.

Housing advocates say LePage and the authority must release the bonds.



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