A question for our legislators

I just sent the following question to Duluth’s three primary legislators, Rep. Reinert, Rep. Huntley and Senator Prettner Solon:

I’ve got a question for you.

If a government entity like say, the Duluth School Board, has permission from the Dept. of Ed to spend $293 million on something like say, the construction of the Red Plan, but the project manager say, Johnson Controls Inc., ends up charging twenty or thirty million more for the work. Would the School Board be required to pay for the charges in excess of the amount the MDE gave it permission to spend?

I’ll report back what they tell me.