ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As 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. The Republicans say relocating isn’t worth the cost or hassle for what is expected to be a short 2016 legislative session and that they’re content in a nearby building.READ MORE: Plymouth Hospital Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
Dayton says there are costs to senators moving and staying put. He says he’s instructed his Department of Administration to “let the senators stay where they want to stay.”READ MORE: Double Crash On I-35W Leaves 2 Dead
The building has been a political issue since it was authorized in 2013 and Republicans have used it as a campaign argument against Democrats.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Shot And Injured In South Minneapolis
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