"... 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.
"Yet, the project highlights an increasingly contentious question: Why are Madison and Dane County always the default for locating new state government facilities?"
Friday, November 13, 2015
Madison's monopoly on state office sites
Commentary by John Paulus at Wisconsin Policy Research Institute,