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Capital Construction Boondoggles and the Wyoming Budget

Maureen Bader joins John Birbari on KVOW Riverton Radio to discuss Wyoming's Capital Construction budget, how some politicians seem to think providing employment opportunities for the construction industry is a role of government, and what some people are trying to do to rein in the out-of-control spending on construction. 

 

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Capitol Renovation Budget Transparency Maintained - For Now

Certain very powerful senators tried to bury the cost overruns of their favorite boondoggle, the Wyoming Capitol building. Fortunately for Wyoming taxpayers, they have been reigned in.

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The Herschler Question – To Be or Not to Be

The Capitol Renovation Oversight Group met once again discussed alternative designs for the Herschler building renovation and their budget implications. Although briefly mentioned, the option to leave the Herschler renovation for another day went disregarded.

The Herschler renovation may still go the way of the Dodo should project costs continue to rise.

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Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray talk about the debacle at the Capitol

Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray talk about the debacle at the Capitol – a renovation running out of control – and now a complete stop on design work, on KVOC Talk Radio. October 14, 2015

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Paying Twice for Components of Capitol Construction

Your Tax Dollars at Work

(This is the second of two articles on Wyoming’s Capitol renovation project’s Capitol Oversight Group and its lack of co-ordination with the Advisory Task Force. You can read part one here.)

Paying twice for the same thing could bankrupt a company. When government pays twice, the costs falls to the taxpayer. This means the initiators of wasteful government spending go unpunished and as a result, it happens with budget busting frequency. In a recent example of wasteful duplication, the Capitol Oversight Group hired an outside project manager, MOCA Systems, to, among other things, develop guiding principles for the Capitol renovation project. Their work was made easier because guiding principles already existed. Just how many re-writes of guiding principles does one project need?

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Capitol Construction Must Get Back to Basics

(This is the first of two articles on Wyoming’s Capitol renovation project’s Capitol Oversight Group and its lack of co-ordination with the Advisory Task Force. You can read part two here.)

The big news during the August 18, 2015 Capitol Renovation Oversight Group’s meeting was the announcement of a new subcommittee that would meet in secret. After considerable outcry, the first closed subcommittee meeting on September 1, 2015 opened to the public. This goes to show that even the most powerful politicians in Wyoming are sensitive to public disapproval of their intrigues.

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Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray of KVOC discuss the hiring of a project manager for the Capitol renovation project

Maureen Bader and Chuck Gray of KVOC discuss the hiring of a project manager for the Capitol renovation project and why it is unlikely to make much difference given the decision dysfunction of the Oversight committee members. July 23, 2015

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