Because they keep making statements like this:
"'And while acknowledging McGinn's concerns about overruns, and who pays for them,' the governor's office said the issue is a nonstarter because 'we intend to bring the project in on time and on budget,' Shelton said."
Which incite reactions like this:
"Super-duper! The state intends to bring it in on time and on budget. That's wonderful news. I mean, it's certainly better than intending to bring the project in late and over-budget!"
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