Funds Approved for N.J. Statehouse Renovations

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TRENTON, N.J. -

Governor Chris Christie's plan to renovate the Statehouse is one step closer to getting started.

On Wednesday, May 11th, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved borrowing up to $300 million in bonds to finance Christie's plans to overhaul the building.

Christie announced plans last fall for the major renovations to the deteriorating 18th-century building.

The project has drawn questions from both Christie's political opponents and advocacy groups worried about the cost.

Christie says the building is a "fire trap" that hasn't been significantly updated in six decades.

CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES $300 MILLION STATEHOUSE RENOVATION PLAN


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