ST. PAUL - Former State Representative Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud is appealing a judge's ruling on a planned new Senate Office Building.

Earlier this month the Ramsey County Judge ruled against Knoblach's lawsuit to stop the $90 million project.

The lawsuit claims the building's authorization in the 2013 Omnibus Tax Bill violates the state constitution.

Knoblach says he's asking for his appeal to be quickly reviewed by the Minnesota Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court took the case, a ruling could happen before the end of the upcoming session.

Knoblach has also said he is considering challenging Democrat Zach Dorholt in House District 14B.  Knoblach served St. Cloud in the State House for six terms.