Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Did Your Legislator Vote On The #MeekhofSenateBuilding? They Didn't


By Brandon Hall
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How did your legislator vote on the new ‪#‎MeekhofSenateBuilding‬?

They didn't.

Senators Richardville and Meekhof went to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and utilized a little known account called the "Michigan Strategic Fund" to appropriate the money...

Below is the resolution the MSF approved, though MIRS reports the true cost will be $130 million...Those "Senate Condos" doe! Wow.

Thankfully, State Rep. Todd Courser is about to ask Attorney General Schuette to get involved.

Resolution 2014-229 Senate Building Project Bond Authorizing 

"The Michigan Senate (the “Senate”) is requesting the Michigan Strategic Fund (the “MSF”) issue up to $70,000,000 million dollars of tax exempt bond financing to purchase the basement through seventh floor of the Capitol View Building (south of the Capitol at 201 Townsend Street) and furnish and equip the space for Senate offices (the “Senate Condo”) and to lease the Senate Condo to the Senate. The MSF has received evidence of a satisfactory resolution regarding the current tenant of the Capitol View Building and a letter of support from DTMB on future appropriations must be presented to the MSF Fund Manager"

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. Just one more reason why Meekhof, Richardville, and the MEDC have got to go !

    1. RINO Rick needs to go...

  2. Just one more reason why Meekhof, Richardville, and the MEDC have got to go !

  3. When we find Senators and Representatives that do not respect or represent us we must recall them. Our elected officials must be made to fear our ability to recall them or they will never be honest with us.