Many state government leaders are vowing to reform the state's contracting practices, particularly to reduce the amount of no-bid deals.
They've got a tough job ahead of them, bless their hearts. Every lobbyist and special interest agent worth his or her salt is likely to fight this one. Government contracts are the mother's milk of private profit from taxpayer dollars.
But two things will help: 2015 is an election year, and the state has been rocked by the prison contracts kickback scandal. Continue>>>