It never ceases to amaze me that The Sun’s editorial board constantly brings up the $2.9 billion Red Line cancellation (anybody with a brain cell knows that it would have had gigantic cost overruns) and the $1.5 billion State Center cancellation just to get on the case of a popular governor who has not taken money out of the taxpayers’ pockets in the last four years with tax increases that the editorial board of this paper craves (“Double-stack, not double-talk on Howard Street tunnel,” Nov. 2).
The Red Line was a fixed boondoggle to disrupt the whole city, and people on the east side especially in Canton were against it. State Center was not a deal for the taxpayers of this state as the developer wanted long term guarantees from the state for higher-then-average rent. Any developer out there would crave for that kind of guarantee. I say sell the developer the land and let that person build what she wants and let her find tenants like any other small business person. CSX’s decision to back out was unfortunate for now, but don't place the blame at Gov. Larry Hogan’s feet.