Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Greens are right: Young's bridges hurt Alaska

Diana Campbell's News-Miner story, "Federal highway funds slashed in Interior," is a vindication of the stance of the Green Party of Alaska and other groups who have come out against the Knik Arm and the Ketchikan-Gravina bridges. Sixty percent of the funds for those bridges are coming out of local highway projects. That means we are paying for Don Young's boondoggles, not only for these bridges, but for other porcine and ill-advised projects, with more than half the funds that would have otherwise gone to road repair and other needed projects.

So, does Fairbanks REALLY want to fund Young's pet projects?

Well, if not, there's always America Gives Back.

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