LANSING — A State Representative from the U.P. is calling for an investigation into the Senate’s move to a new office building.
Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) has officially requested that Attorney General Bill Schuette investigate the Senate’s decision to rent new offices at the Capitol View building in Lansing. A release from the Michigan House Democrats alleges that the building is home to registered lobbyists and is owned by a political contributor to the Republican Party.
Dianda called the $134 million office switch a “boondoggle that will cost taxpayers money that doesn’t need to be spent.” The offices were previously housed in the Senate-owned Billie S. Farnum Building, which was sold.