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December 15, 2009

This is your government on no-bid contracts

by Stephen Gordon

Alabama’s premium political blog reports the following: “The Department of Finance, Executive Budget Office has released a power point presentation on the same subject.”

The topic of the report may be interesting, but that’s not why I’m posting these links.  If you open up the Power Point presentation, here’s what you’ll see on page 5:


The rest of the pages aren’t any better.

Currently, Governor Riley is under fire for a $13 million contract awarded to the same finance department which released this slide show.  The contract was for computer work, even.

For $13 million, one might think that they would be able to figure out how to use a Microsoft template. And this is the same state government which is in charge of our public education system?

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  2. Knew there was a reason I don’t open powerpoint files. Te optic nerves can only stand so much.

    Comment by waltm — December 15, 2009 @ 7:57 am

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