Add Attorney General Pam Bondi to the list of Cabinet officials whose offices have been been turned into temporary hard-hat zones. The state is slated to spend $51,919 to renovate the lobby of her Capitol suite, including the installation of a secure doorway the separates the front area from interior offices.
A Department of Management Services spokeswoman said Bondi's office was the only plaza-level suite that didn't have such security features. The construction project was scheduled to last for two weeks and appears to be wrapping up.
You may recall that the state has already paid $80,000 for renovation of Gov. Rick Scott's offices, including painting walls, replacing carpet and expanding the chief of staff's office. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putman's office received $108,604 in renovations in 2011, including $85,973 in new carpet. Offices for the Republican-controlled Legislature also received $200,000 in new carpet.