By Ray Wilbur
Listen Up, Lansing
The Michigan State Police are moving from their newly built headquarters in downtown Lansing to the Secondary Complex near Dimondale, leaving office space open for the Department of Community Health and other state agencies to move into—saving millions of dollars for the state of Michigan. Now that the MSP is moving headquarters to the Secondary Complex in Dimondale, there is a massive $46 million building in downtown Lansing looking for occupancy. The Department of Community Health or DCH currently leases four different office space locations around downtown Lansing that will be dropped with no cost to the state, Sen. Rick Jones said, and the plan is to move the DCH and other agencies into the MSP headquarters according to Jones. Staff from the Farnum building in downtown Lansing, and from the state departments of Technology, Management, and Budget and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will move from the Secondary Complex into the MSP headquarters building in downtown Lansing as well the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. “This relocation plan will help state agencies run more efficiently, and makes more sense than what we had before,” Department of Technology, Management, and Budget public information officer Caleb Buhs said.