Estimates on how much more districts would receive under Question 2 

In 2016-17:

Auburn: $3.26 million

Augusta: $2.35 million

Bangor: $3.9 million

Bar Harbor: $0


Cape Elizabeth: $2.5 million

Falmouth: $3.15 million

Lewiston: $4 million

Lisbon: $938,366

Portland: $11.3 million

S. Portland: $5.2 million


RSU 17 (Oxford Hills): $3 million

RSU 52 (Turner area): $1.6 million

RSU 4 (Sabattus area): $1.2 million

RSU 16: (Poland area): $1.6 million

Source: No on 2 campaign, which said the estimates are from the Maine Education Association

Who’s for it?


The Yes on 2 referendum, or “Stand Up for Students,” was brought to the ballot by the Maine Education Association.

Organizations that support Question 2, according to the campaign, are the Maine Association of School Libraries, Maine Children’s Alliance, Maine Parent Teacher Association, Maine Small Business Coalition, Machinists Local S7, Maine People’s Resource Center, Maine People’s Alliance, Maine AFL-CIO, Maine State Employees Association, Maine Center for Economic Policy, Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network and the American Association of University Women.

Who’s against it?

The No on 2 coalition was formed by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations that oppose the passage of Question 2, according to the No on 2 campaign, are: Associated Builders and Contractors, Maine Automobile Dealers Association, Maine Energy Marketers Association, Associated General Contractors of Maine, Maine Association of Realtors, Maine Restaurant Association, Maine Innkeepers Association, Retail Association of Maine, Maine Tourism Association, Maine Real Estate Development Association, Maine Beverage Association, Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, Maine Aggregate Association, Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association, Maine Medical Association, Maine Dental Association, Maine Motor Transport Association, Educate Maine, Maine Better Transportation Association, Manufacturers Association of Maine and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Chambers of commerce that oppose Question 2: Bangor, Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, Mid-Maine and Southern Midcoast.

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