Friday, November 13, 2015

Madison's monopoly on state office sites

Commentary by John Paulus at Wisconsin Policy Research Institute,
"... For most of us, public institutions are taxpayer-funded enterprises — maybe necessary, maybe excessive. In Madison, they appear to be growth industries.

"So a new, 600,000-square-foot state office building planned for Madison’s west side is not only touted as needed but is heralded as a catalyst for economic development.
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"Yet, the project highlights an increasingly contentious question: Why are Madison and Dane County always the default for locating new state government facilities?"