Letters to the Editor
July 23, 2020
Can't afford boondoggle
To the Editor:
Senator Stedman's diatribe defending his second road to nowhere is totally unpersuasive (Petersburg Pilot, July 2, 2020). His persistent opposition to public involvement smacks of a backroom deal gone wrong. But that does not matter. We simply cannot afford this boondoggle given Alaska's deficit spending and more pressing needs.
This road was a last-minute addition to a capital budget done without adequate public hearings. True to form, Senator Stedman still refuses to hold public hearings and simply justifies the road on soft, innocuous endorsements f...