Sen. Mike Fasano suggests Supreme Court could move to 'Taj Mahal'
TALLAHASSEE — Maybe the 1st District Court of Appeal shouldn't get to move into its posh new digs? Maybe the Florida Supreme Court would like a new building?
That was the question asked in the Florida Senate on Tuesday as an appropriations committee took aim at the building many call a "Taj Mahal."
Sen. Mike Fasano, R-Port Richey, chaired the first meeting of the Senate Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations. He discussed plans to look into how the Tallahassee appellate court managed to get taxpayers to pay for a $48.8 million courthouse filled with African mahogany, granite desks and countertops, and kitchens and bathrooms for each of the 15 judges.