Alaska tax dollars should not be spent on far-away state capital

Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004

I applaud the newly formed lobby group in their efforts to move the state capital. If all Alaskans take a look at the census data we would recognize conclusive data to support this move. Forty percent of the state's population is in Anchorage, 10 percent in the Mat-Su Valley, 10 percent in Fairbanks and another 10 percent in the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Boroughs. It totals reasonable access for 70 percent of the state.

Additionally Anchorage is the gateway to the Bush. Juneau is a far cry from reasonable access. It is cheaper on most days to fly to Seattle than Juneau. I cannot see how anyone can justify handing pink slips to teachers while our tax dollars are squandered subsidizing Juneau's financial stability.

John Carrico, Kenai

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