There is, in my humble view, not much to admire in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget, gutting the education system in the state. A travesty. As for cutting the ferry system to only summers because it is not profitable, the ferry is the only road system many coastal communities have, and tell me one road that makes money after costing a fortune to build.
Every road requires yearly maintenance, which does not come free. The reason Alaska established the ferry system was to provide transportation for these communities. And yes, they cost money to run, what road doesn’t? I, for one, have enjoyed Skyline Drive since 1980 and appreciate the attention it gets from DOT, with not a penny toward that from me. Let’s get that income tax, so everyone has skin in the game and maybe we will pay closer attention to our elected officials.
— Milli Martin
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