Quid pro quo?

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Is our government a business? It seems so, with Assembly member Koelsch and four others using the handy quid-pro-quo mechanism in the last major Assembly vote regarding road access. We'll scratch Anchorage's back, voting on a road, while they scratch ours, keeping the Capital-move dog on a leash.

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Is that it? What happened to public process? And if this has anything to do with September 11, all honor to all the families and victims, but isn't it more American to be democratic?

Ishmael C. Hope


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