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New court building won't rise without state dough

Link: Rendell delays capital funding for new court building The Legislature in July approved a $200 million appropriation in the 2008-09 state budget for a new, consolidated Family Court building. But because of the poor economy, Gov. Rendell has indicated that he will not yet release the money. Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said yesterday that the governor believes that planning for a new Family Court building should continue and hopefully, at "some point in the near future . . . we will find a way to finance the construction."

New court building won't rise without state dough

Link: Rendell delays capital funding for new court building

The Legislature in July approved a $200 million appropriation in the 2008-09 state budget for a new, consolidated Family Court building. But because of the poor economy, Gov. Rendell has indicated that he will not yet release the money.

Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said yesterday that the governor believes that planning for a new Family Court building should continue and hopefully, at "some point in the near future . . . we will find a way to finance the construction."

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