State Treasurer files lawsuit against the Capitol building renovation project

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Wyoming State Treasurer, Mark Gordon, filed a lawsuit against the State Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration Oversight Group, May 16. According to court documents, the Oversight Group was in violation of Article 3, Section 3.1 of the Wyoming Constitution, by contracting for repairing and furnishing halls and rooms in the Legislature without approval from the Treasurer. The Oversight Group planned to carry out the Capitol Square Project, contracting for the repair and furnishing of halls and rooms in the Legislature, without approval from the Treasurer, according to its meeting minutes. The Legislation incorrectly omitted the Treasurer as a member of the Oversight Group, therefore "the Capitol Repair Legislation is unconstitutional," court documents state. The State Treasurer filed for the following prospective relief: - Entry of judgement by the Court declaring the Capitol Repair Legislation to be illegal and in violation of the Wyoming Constitution - purports to authorize the Oversight Group to enter into contracts and to expend public funds for the repairing and furnishing of the halls and rooms of the Legislature and its committees without the approval of the Treasurer. - Entry of a prospective permanent injunction in favor of the Treasurer prohibiting the Oversight Group from entering into contracts repairing and furnishing the halls and rooms of the Legislature. - For such other and further relief as the Court deems just and equitable in the premises. #shortgo #news