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Malloy temporarily scraps Old State House transfer plan

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has informed state lawmakers he's temporarily halting plans to transfer stewardship of the Old State House in Hartford, closed since the end of June, because the changed proved too expensive and left the historic site in limbo.

In a letter to legislative leaders, released Monday, the Democratic governor said the planned handover of responsibility for the downtown property from the Office of Legislative Management to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been more costly than initially projected. Also, he acknowledged it would be disruptive to the 220-year-old landmark, which houses tens of millions of dollars' worth of artwork and...