Texas and Maine voters decide on energy issues

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Here’s how some energy issues fared in Tuesday’s elections in other states.

Texas voters approved a state energy fund to provide low interest loans for new natural gas-fired power plants.

In Maine, voters rejected a measure to create a consumer-owned utlity. Those who supported the idea were outspent 40 to one.

Voters there also supported a move that prohibits foreign companies from spending money to influence referendums on proposed power line projects.

Another issue allowing utlities to take on more than $1 billion in debt also passed in Maine.