A scaled-back package of borrowing requests will go before voters later this year but the bond deals did not receive the support of some local legislators.

The state Senate voted 30-5 on April 12 to authorize a bond package to go before Maine voters at the polls in both June and November. The House voted 102-44 for the package.

In the Senate, two of the five no votes on the bond package statewide came from Midcoast senators. Republican Sens. Christopher Rector of Thomaston and Carol Weston of Montville voted against the revised LD 1826. Republican Sen. A. David Trahan of Waldoboro voted for the measure.

Rector said his problem with the package was twofold. He said the Legislature agreed last year on what its borrowing capacity was and since state revenues came in less than projected, he was opposed to this proposal because it exceeded the agreed-upon capacity.

“This flies in the face of logic,” Rector said.

The bond for the June 8 ballot includes $24.8 million for state highway reconstruction and paving. Another $7 million would go for the railroad in Aroostook County, $5 million would go to purchase a portion of rail line and make other improvements to a line that serves Lewiston and Auburn, and $4 million would go for repairs to portions of the Mountain Division Railroad. Another $6.5 million would be set aside for the Ocean Gateway deep-water pier in Portland and $500,000 would be for small harbor improvement grants.

Rector said he was also opposed to using bond money to preserve what many people consider to be a very important rail line — a 240-mile stretch in Aroostook County. He said that for the next 70 days, the fate of the line is in limbo. He said additional use of money from the state’s rainy day account would have been a better option.

In the House, voting for the package were Democratic Reps. Edward Mazurek of Rockland, Chuck Kruger of Thomaston, Joan Welsh of Rockport, Andrew O’Brien of Lincolnville, House Speaker Hannah Pingree of North Haven, Wendy Pieh of Bremen, Veronica Magnan of Stockton Springs and John Piotti of Unity.

Voting against the bond package in the House were Republican Reps. Wes Richardson of Warren, Jonathan McKane of Newcastle, Jayne Crosby Giles of Belfast and Michael Thibodeau of Winterport.

The bond package was the final item of business for the state Legislature before it adjourned for the year. Bond packages require two-thirds majority support in both the House and the Senate in order to go before voters. On April 9, a more expensive bond package failed to get the needed two-thirds backing in the Senate.