CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments on whether two citizens can challenge how state officials are managing a $300 million project to renovate the state Capitol complex in Cheyenne.

The main issue in Wednesday's hearing was whether former state Rep. Gerald Gay, of Casper, and Evanston resident Karl Allred had legal cause to sue the state.

Gay and Allred contend that Gov. Matt Mead and legislative leaders violated the state constitution by issuing contracts without competitive bids.

The state argues that neither has met the legal standards, such as being personally harmed in some way, for being able to bring the lawsuit.

Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers earlier this year dismissed the lawsuit.

The Supreme Court took the case under advisement and will issue a ruling later.

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