Senate Republican Leader David Hann released the following statement regarding the new Capitol floor plan:
The new Capitol floor plan released today reveals a decrease of only 18,000 usable square feet from the current design. To solve this minor space problem, Gov. Dayton and Senate Democrats built a new 95,000 square foot building at a cost of $90 million. Republicans said all along it was unnecessary and will result in a glut of open office space in the Capitol complex.
Governor Dayton’s space will grow from 9,055 square feet to 16,034 with the addition of a new “Cabinet Room.”
A new Cass Gilbert Library will take up the entire East wing of the third floor.
Four Senators will have offices in the Capitol, even though the new Senate Office building will be designed for all 67 Senators.