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February 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Mistakes on 520 bridge will be costly

Bad use of taxpayer money

Well it would have been a good morning if the public wasn’t being informed about another screwup by the state [“State admits costly mistakes on 520 bridge,” page one, Feb. 27].

When are the citizens of this state going to demand state employees — not the great workers, but those responsible for large contracts — have the knowledge required to do the job?

What does the state mean when it says those in charge of the 520 bridge project will be reprimanded? When will the state have the guts to actually fire those who could potentially cost us taxpayers up to millions of additional tax dollars.

The citizens of this state had better wake up and start electing politicians who will see to it that us taxpayers are receiving good value for our tax money. We are getting nothing for our hard-earned money when it is going to pay for a state official screwing up to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars!

We are now hearing that our new governor wants to raise the fuel tax, which is already one of the highest in the country.

Please call your representative in Olympia today and tell him we won’t put us with this anymore and that if he doesn’t stand up in Olympia for us, we will not vote for him in the next election.

–Dennis Haven, Port Hadlock

Comments | More in 520 bridge, Politics, transit | Topics: Gas tax, Gov. Jay Inslee, Highway 520

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