Senate Republicans playing political games with office building

03BakkSenate Republicans announced this week that their caucus will not move into their Senate Office Building offices, resulting in Senate Republicans each having two Capitol offices. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said this is exactly the political gamesmanship that Minnesotans don’t have time for.

“I am surprised to learn that Senate Republicans have decided to add additional costs to taxpayers by refusing to move to their Senate Office Building offices,” Sen. Bakk said. “There are other state entities currently planning to move into the State Office Building space, moving these entities to that space will save thousands of taxpayer dollars. This decision leaves Republican Senators with two offices in the Capitol Complex, while forcing the state to incur additional costs for rent for other state entities.”