05/24/2013 03:15 pm ET Updated Jul 24, 2013

Legislature To Spend $370,000 On New Carpet - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson

The last time they installed new carpeting in the Michigan House and Senate, John Engler was governor.

Years later, under Governor Jennifer Granholm, there was talk of replacing the carpet, but it was never done until now.

Everywhere you look on the house floor you see this black duct tape. A source says its only a matter of time before somebody gets tripped up, and a spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolger says it's becoming a public safety issue.

So legislative leaders have decided to spend $300,000 to get rid of the old and install new carpeting. The total cost: $370,846.

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