Does the Wyoming Capitol Project Violate the State Constitution?
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming state treasurer wants the state supreme court to hear his claim that lawmakers violated the state constitution in managing the ongoing, $300-million restoration of the state Capitol.
Treasurer Mark Gordon sued in state district court earlier this year. He's challenging legislation that established the group that's overseeing the Capitol project. The oversight group includes senior lawmakers and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead.
Gordon isn't on the group but he claims the state constitution requires him to sign off on Capitol contracts.
Sheridan lawyer Anthony T. Wendtland represents Gordon. Wendtland this week asked a district judge to rule for Gordon's claims without holding a trial and also asked to have the state supreme court hear the case directly to save time.
Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael declined comment Thursday.