AML's support of POMV plan not surprising

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2003

Should AML get the permanent fund?

Was anyone surprised when the Alaska Municipal League (AML) passed a resolution at their annual meeting in favor of raiding the permanent fund? After all, the AML represents local government entities in Alaska. They are constantly lobbying the legislature for more money.

An endorsement for Gov. Murkowski's POMV scheme by the AML is like the proverbial fox guarding the hen house. Of course they would support any plan that will allow them to continue spending Alaska's wealth. In fact municipal governments across our state have continued to grow in size and cost, while every other private sector entity has down sized at least once.

What makes municipal government and the AML so special, that they should receive our PFD? When the time comes, vote for smaller more efficient government; vote no on the POMV scheme.

Fred Sturman, Soldotna

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