The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/Vh1U0O ) House staff has allocated $338,000 so far for upgrades to the House chambers and committee rooms. Roughly $130,000 has been spent so far this summer.
Republican House staff said they are selling the old chairs to earn back some of the money.
Office upgrades at the Statehouse have been a political sticking point for some. Republicans questioned Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's decision to spend $86,000 on improvements at her offices last year.