Questions raised on Bennington worker relocation

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Questions are being raised about the relocation of state workers from a Bennington building suspected of contributing to health problems.

State Senator Vince Illuzzi argues that the state Buildings Department overestimated the costs of relocating workers to temporary space in downtown Bennington.

Instead, the state is erecting temporary trailers near its office complex on the northern edge of town while it continues to investigate the building.

The Buildings Department says moving to private space downtown would have cost close to $5 million, twice what it’s costing for the trailers.

But Illuzzi and a developer say the state didn’t try to negotiate for a better deal.

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