One Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says he’d try to keep senators out of a new state building planned for senators.
A legal fight threatening to hold up construction of a new building for Minnesota state senators has taken a new turn. A former state lawmaker suing to block the building failed Tuesday to meet a deadline for posting an $11 million surety bond.
A plan to construct a $77 million building to house Minnesota’s 67 state senators is moving forward after the Senate Rules Committee approved the proposal on Monday. The project matches one that the House Rules Committee approved Friday by a single vote. It would cost $13 million less than the original proposal the Senate Rules Committee approved earlier this year.
The state Senate’s chief Republican says Democrats should delay a vote that would allow plans to move forward for a $63 million Capitol office building and $27 million parking structure.
A former Republican lawmaker has filed suit in Ramsey County District Court to stop an $89.5 million State Senate office building project. The Minnesota Legislature approved the new office building for Senators and staff in the last days of the 2013 session.