Where's Tony ... part two?
By Jeff Kemp
October 12, 2006
The Sarah Palin naysayers are running rampant in Juneau and Ketchikan.
They write about Tony Knowles accomplishments during his eight
years as Governor. Let s take a look at some of these accomplishments
: Tony stopped the EIS for Juneau Access, essentially stopping
the process of providing affordable access to and from the Capital
City; he started Denali KidCare, a federally mandated Medicaid
program that he HAD to start or face a loss of federal funding;
he requested the Alaska Dept. of Revenue to spin various scenarios
for a state income tax, to, thankfully, no avail; he tried to
discuss a gasline with legislators only to meet at impasse with
a Republican led legislature; he essentially helped shut down
the Ketchikan Pulp Mill by not taking effective action to help
save it, thus eliminating jobs in Alaska s third largest city.
Ketchikanians should remember this last accomplishment when they
go to the ballot box.
If you want a governor who has already had eight years to essentially
do nothing and proposes to do more of the same, then vote for
Tony Knowles. If you want a governor who has a more progressive
view of Alaska s future and who has a much better chance of having
a positive relationship with our legislature, then vote for Sarah
Palin. It s a clear choice.
Received October 12, 2006 - Published October 12, 2006
About: "Born in Kethikan, raised in Juneau."
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