Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hey, its only 20 grand, get over it!

Listen up you taxpayers, stop your whining and complaining. We are the legislature and we deserve the best.

(Seriously folks, Kudos to Jessica Fender and the Tennessean for uncovering this item. Multiply by several hundred incidents and your talking REAL $3 million)


The state paid prominent contractor Ray Bell $20,000 more to install a wheelchair lift at Legislative Plaza than the cost Bell said he'd charge for the project, records show.

The cost overrun — one of many during the nearly $3 million 2004-05 plaza renovation — occurred because of state elevator regulations, plaza project manager Nick DePalma said.