AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine university officials are urging voters to support a $15.5 bond on the November ballot to upgrade the schools' classrooms and labs.
Question no. 2 on next month's statewide ballot is for a bond targeted at education facilities in science, technology, engineering and math.
Supporters are rolling out a television campaign to garner votes. They say the bond will not only improve education opportunities but create immediate construction jobs.
Each of the seven campuses in the University of Maine System would benefit from the bond.
UMaine at Augusta would get $1.2 million to upgrade science and nursing labs while the University of Southern Maine would get $4 million for lab renovation.
University officials say enrollment in STEM courses is on the rise.
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