Governor’s Mansion Makeover: Work to Cost $425K

Clarion Ledger: Governor’s Mansion makeover: Work to cost $425K

The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is getting a $425,000 face-lift.

Work will include repairs to the plaster ceilings in the governor’s private living quarters, modifications to the heating and cooling system and tests for asbestos and lead.

During a legislative session that is likely to see drastic cuts in education, healthcare, and social services along with an all-out assault on state employees and pensions, it is unconscionable that taxpayers will have to foot the bill for such a costly remodel.

While transitional repairs and accommodations are routine and understandable, this is over the top.

2 thoughts on “Governor’s Mansion Makeover: Work to Cost $425K

    • Thanks for your reply. If you read the article, it says “The mansion is expected to be closed through April 15, as the Department of Finance and Administration works to make significant repairs and upgrades to the 170-year-old building”. The Department of Finance and Administration is a state agency funded by the taxpayers. (http://www.dfa.state.ms.us/)