Letter to the Editor: John Suter
September 24, 2011
I have been asking different politicians around the state why on earth would the governor want to give two billion dollars a year of the state’s money to the oil companies with no strings attached, not even the Alaska hire clause in the bill. There must be a reason. I mean, it doesn’t pass the smell test. Something is seriously wrong here. What could it be? The answer I got was, that if the governor delivers the state’s billions of dollars to the oil companies now, then when the governor runs against Senator Mark Begich for his senate seat, the oil companies will richly reward the governor with campaign contributions. It is a pay to play scheme that is good for the governor, but at a terrible cost for the state. What does the governor have to say on this?