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Judge clears away misinformation on big-ticket Springfield water project (Editorial)

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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Kudos to Hampden Superior Court Judge Michael K. Callan for dismantling the flimsy excuses used by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission to justify using an anti-competitive “project labor agreement” on its $256 million West Parish Water Treatment Plant upgrade. The commission’s own consultant, the engineering firm of Hazen and Sawyer, had provided a written report in November that adding a PLA to the project would increase the cost of roughly $15.5 million. In his Thursday ruling rejecting the PLA, Judge Callan found that this report had been “buried” and...

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