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Ex-lawmaker files suit to stop Senate office building construction

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ST. PAUL -- A former Minnesota House member who headed the public works committee is taking the state to court seeking to prevent construction of a new Senate office building.

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Former Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, announced today that he is filing the suit because the measure lawmakers passed in May funding the building violated a constitutional provision requiring each bill to contain only one subject.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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