Dayton Says Admin Won't Force Senate GOP To Move To New OfficesAs far as Gov. Mark Dayton is concerned, Senate Republicans can keep their offices where they're at. Dayton commented Tuesday on a declaration by GOP senators that they'd forego a move to the new Senate Office Building when it opens early next year.
Minnesota Senate GOP Says They're Staying In Old DigsMinnesota's Senate Republicans have decided against moving into a new office building for at least another year, their leader said Thursday. Senate Minority Leader David Hann told The Associated Press that his members concluded the relocation isn't worth the hassle.
Senate Office Building Gets Legal Green LightA Minnesota Supreme Court ruling has removed a legal barrier that threatened to block or delay a new government office building for state senators. The decision Thursday effectively ends a court fight that could have delayed an early July groundbreaking.
New Senate Office Building Sparks ControversyAn expensive office building for lawmakers at the Capitol is facing new scrutiny. The four-story glass, steel and stone complex would sit across the street from the Capitol, and include offices for 45 of Minnesota's 67 state senators. But the cost and design are raising eyebrows, even from supporters like Gov. Mark Dayton, who called the project "overly lavish."