Update in capitol renovation lawsuit

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) Attorneys in a lawsuit contesting a $300 million project to renovate the Wyoming Capitol argued over whether two men have the right to dispute the construction contracts in court.

Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers took Friday's arguments under advisement and will rule later.

The lawsuit filed by state Rep. Gerald Gay, of Casper, and Evanston resident Karl Allred claims Gov. Matt Mead and legislative leaders improperly awarded contracts for the renovations.

Attorneys for the state want the case dismissed, saying the two men lack standing to sue because they personally haven't been harmed.

Gay and Allred seek judicial review of the contract awarding process. The men argue they have standing to sue as citizens of Wyoming.