Wednesday, May 13, 2009

As I Predicted, Highway Contractors Getting Excess Money

Some months ago, I put up a posting, based on some very well-sourced information, that said the Wisconsin Department of Transportation would be pleased to spend the stimulus dollars sure to come our way, but without staff to engineer and manage the projects, it would farm out more work to outside contractors.

This is because WisDOT says it does not have enough in-house employees to handle the tasks, yet the stimulus program was going to increase road-building in the state.

Today, the Journal Sentinel is reporting that state auditors are finding out that more and more state highway engineering work is indeed being farmed out to contractors - - who cost more than would state employees. in millions of dollars more.

As I said in January, "k-ching, k-ching."

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