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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