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Alaska Bridges
By Don Hoff Jr.


November 29, 2005

Fact, Governor Frank H. Murkowski, (R-Alaska) has family owned property on Gravina Island near Ketchikan, Alaska. A family owned 33-acre gold mine plots named, Goldstring and Goldstone sites are just south of Clam Cove on Gravina Island. Property valued at $250,000.

It was bad enough when it appeared that this bridge would just benefit a few private interests in the timber industry and a few property owners. It's even worse to learn that the Governor will now be able to get to their property on Gravina Island at taxpayer expense with impunity. Does Governor Murkowski also wants Alaskan Tribes to sacrifice tribal graves on Pennock Island for a bridge to Gravina Island, so he can drive over to his property?

It is my opinion that Governor Murkowski has a major conflict of interest pushing the proposed bridge to Gravina Island. Congress was supposed to trim the pork from the Transportation Bill. Why are they going to allow $452 million dollars that was earmarked for the bridges in Alaska to stay in Alaska? Where is the savings to the American tax payers? It is one big con job on the American tax payers in my opinion.

Now Governor Murkowski wants to use our oil revenues to pay for the bridges in Alaska. Alaskans, just say no to the Governor and no to the proposed bridges. This is my own opinion.

Don Hoff Jr. aka Aan Kadax Tseen
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Hixson, TN - USA

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