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VOL. 130 | NO. 79 | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lawmakers Mull Move Into Building Once Set to be Razed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration last year reversed course on an earlier decision to raze the Cordell Hull office building, and this year included $40 million in the state budget to renovate the building.

State lawmakers cite space concerns for offices and committee rooms in the current space, and note the cost of ongoing maintenance problems.

Legislative Plaza last underwent a $14 million overhaul in 2007 to try to halt water damage from fountains and trees located on the roof of the structure.

Plans to construct a new office building for the Legislature were abandoned in the 1990s amid escalating cost estimates.

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