Letter: Lawmakers might pay a price if they rush through Knik project

As the drama over education legislation slowly (and painfully) unfolds, another critical bill lies in wait: the Knik Arm Crossing. Will they agonize for weeks over $100 million toward a starving education system, for which people across the state have rallied and petitioned, then drop a cool $1 billion on a bridge for which they have one piece of anecdotal evidence and a lot of dubious traffic estimations?

If our representatives believe they can tell a story of great success in crafting education reform at the 11th hour, only to then rush through this massively unpopular project moments before adjourning, they are forgetting one important fact: Their last act will be freshest in our minds when we go to the polls.

— Jamie Gaines