Judge: N.J. Statehouse Renovations to Continue

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TRENTON, N.J. -

New Jersey lawmakers got their day in court over the battle to halt Governor Chris Christie's plans to renovate the New Jersey Statehouse.

A bipartisan group of legislators met before a judge in Trenton on Wednesday, June 14th, to argue that the State Commission that authorized the $300 million project did not have the authority to do so and that Christie should have gotten voter or lawmaker approval first.

Christie has argued that the project is badly needed and that it was approved legally.

But despite the lawmakers' efforts, the judge ultimately decided to dismiss their lawsuit and renovations to the Statehouse will move forward.


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