As seen in Honolulu Weekly 5-30-01 | © John Pritchett
Ball and Chain
To help his campaign for governor in 2002, Jeremy knew he would need to build a lot more stuff
while he was still mayor. More fake waterfalls, bandstands, soccer stadiums, and other things that would need
grand opening celebrations that he could use as campaign events. Plus, more construction contracts mean more
campaign contributions and votes from the construction industry. So Jeremy proposed the largest
city construction budget ever! The $581 million budget would be financed with municipal bonds
and future city taxpayers would have to pick up the tab, plus interest.
But, by then Jeremy would be governor, or so he thought.
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