- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated three new members to serve on a board that reviews and approves requests for state funding for land conservation projects.

The nominees to the Land for Maine’s Future Board are due for legislative review later this month.

LePage’s nominees are Bob Meyers of the Maine Snowmobile Association; Harry Ricker of Ricker Hill Orchards; and Fred Bucklin, who runs a property appraisal company.

The conservation bonds were subject of a flap when the governor refused to sign $11.5 million in voter-approved bonds.

The governor has since said he would sell the bonds, and the Legislature approved a bill last month reauthorizing $6.5 million of expired bonds.

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