Big Ticket Spending for the Governor’s Mansion Includes an $8,000 Rug

The state legislature appropriated $2 million to renovate the governor’s mansion to address major renovations, including a new roof, windows, some appliances, and furnishings. While paying for basic repairs is reasonable, how the money has actually been spent by the Stitt family has raised some serious questions.

A high-end range cost taxpayers $8,544. A food warmer cost $6,578. A wine refrigerator cost $2,236. An area rug for the family room cost $8,888. An antique lamp cost $800.

After spending taxpayer money on these luxury items, the Stitt family has already said they are looking for another home.