The state hires Barnes & Thornburg with a contract not to exceed "$5,250,000". To do what? "This agreement is to retain legal counsel to provide advice and consultation on contract administration and interpretation issues relative to the Eligibility Masters Service Agreement between FSSA and IBM for the Eligibility Modernization Project."
Oh, my. Or, as Paul K. Ogden writes in his blog: "The biggest problem though is that the contract sets out the worst conflict of interest I have ever seen in my 23 years of practicing law."
This Indianapolis Observer is once again appalled at the corrupt practices of the state government -- rivaled only by the city government. Where is the Tea Party when you really need it?