I support the three school bond issues on Tuesday's ballot. Regardless of what did or did not happen with respect to cost increases (mostly beyond the control of the Juneau School Board), it would make no fiscal sense for the voters to add to their future tax burden by not taking advantage of state funding for bond interest reimbursement.
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If the bonds are turned down, the city has little alternative but to look for local sources to fund school improvements, which may result in an inferior, if not unfinished, high school.
I would much rather incur a little more tax expense and leverage it with a large amount of state funding rather than give up a benefit that Juneau probably cannot afford on its own.
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