Voters to Decide Tomorrow on Higher Education Referendum

Posted: November 4, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Dan Walsch

Tomorrow is election day 2002, and with it comes the opportunity for voters to be heard regarding the higher education bond referendum. If this item on the ballot passes, the result will be $900 million in construction monies for the public colleges and universities throughout Virginia. Of this total, George Mason will receive nearly $80 million, enough to provide significant support for seven renovation and construction projects.

According to the governor’s office, this bond will not mean an increase in taxes, nor will it jeopardize Virginia’s AAA bond rating. However, it will enable George Mason to offer smaller classes in better facilities and be in a stronger position to attract faculty and students.

For an exact reading of how the bond will appear on the ballot, along with more detailed information, visit

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