AUGUSTA – The republicans effort to have Mainers vote on tax reform and welfare may end up appearing as two questions at the ballot box.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has been considering the issue and is recommending that it appear as separate issues when Mainers head to the polls.
Republicans would rather it appear as one question because it might have a better chance of winning passage. But before anything happens, republicans still have to gather 61,000 signatures and present them to the state by the first of February.
It will ultimately be up to the secretary of state on how the measures should appear if enough signatures gathered and if the referendum question is approved by the legislature.