JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers have authorized a bid to buy a Chevron Corp. building in Anchorage to secure more office space for themselves.
The six-story, 55,000-square-foot building - valued at $1.8 million - on west Ninth Avenue would replace 42,000 square feet of space the Legislature now leases on west Fourth Avenue.
The building houses 31 legislative offices.
Rep. John Harris, a Valdez Republican, the chairman of legislative housekeeping panel that ordered a bid Monday, says the issue's not an "absolute urgency" since the Legislature has up to four years of lease renewal options on existing space.
Bids are due April 2.