Letters to the Editor

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 foun...


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