In all of the discussion about Tuesday's bond election, one essential fact strikes me: If Proposition 1 passes, Juneau will pay less. There will be a lesser tax burden (nearly $5 million less) for more project, and the new high school gets an auditorium. Proposition 1 authorizes Juneau to get back 70 percent of the cost from the state.
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Regardless of how people feel about the new school, it would be imprudent not to ask the state to give us back millions of dollars.