By Brandon Hall
(Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
How did your legislator vote on the new #MeekhofSenateBuilding?
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.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
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