St. Paul, Minn.—Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) has released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans determining their caucus will not move into their Senate Office Building offices, resulting in Senate Republicans each having two Capitol offices.
“This is exactly the kind of short-term political gamesmanship that Minnesotans have no 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. 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,” Bakk said.