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Bob Mercer

MERCER: Veterans home project in Hot Springs part of larger pattern

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PIERRE -- The escalating price for building the new State Veterans Home at Hot Springs really shouldn't come as a surprise.

Whether a home or a business or a public project, the price tag quite often winds up higher than planned.

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For example, bids on state highway work generally are within 10 percent of estimates.

But sometimes they come in much higher.

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