(AP) - Lawmakers are considering a way to move workers out of a troubled state building that has racked up around $60 million in repair costs.
The 24-story Board of Equalization headquarters has been plagued with problems since its 1993 opening, including falling glass, corroded pipes and mold.
AB1656 by Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson of Sacramento requires the state find a new building. But advocates for a move say Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is resistant to taking on new spending.
The administration says it lacks authority and funding for a new building which could eventually cost more than $500 million.
Even if AB1656 is signed, a move can take five years. Meanwhile, costs are mounting. A $50 million claim filed Wednesday alleges management covered up mold that has made workers sick.