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Cortez writes "Over-budget, incomplete and hostage to political fortunes, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum might have been over-charged: story here.
"In addition to discovering the state's interest in recouping some of the project's cost, the Chicago Tribune found that BRC spent about $356,000 of its proceeds to hire law and lobbying firms to negotiate with the state on its behalf.
Using government funds to hire firms to lobby for more government funds is not common, Arnold said, but it's not unheard of with large-scale projects, either."