Legislature cool to idea of moving troubled Bennington office building

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A contingent from Bennington that hoped to lobby Vermont lawmakers about relocating a state office building to a location in downtown Bennington got a lukewarm reception in Montpelier.

Town officials, a developer and architects who favor the move testified to a joint session of the Senate Appropriations and Institutions committees yesterday, about a year after 135 state employees moved out of the building amid fears it was making them sick.

But lawmakers say they’re worried about the estimated $18 million price tag that could come with a new building.

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