Wyoming Supreme Court rejects capitol renovation lawsuit

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge over how state officials are managing a $300 million project to renovate the state Capitol complex in Cheyenne.

The court unanimously ruled that former state Rep. Gerald Gay, of Casper, and Evanston resident Karl Allred lacked legal cause to sue the state over the matter.

Gay and Allred contended that Gov. Matt Mead and legislative leaders violated the state constitution by issuing contracts without competitive bids.

But the court ruled that Gay and Allred failed to show they suffered injury or harm and thus do not have the right to bring the lawsuit.

Gay says that the decision leaves citizens without a pathway to address their grievances through the courts.