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Senate panel urges caution on $1.5 billion State Center project
Senate panel urges caution on $1.5 billion State Center project

A state Senate committee decided Tuesday to urge the state Board of Public Works to withhold approval of the first phase of the $1.5 billion State Center renovation if the project could push the state over its self-imposed debt limit. The board is expected to take up critical changes to the project at its Dec. 17 meeting. Some committee members also expressed discomfort with moving forward before Gov.-elect Larry Hogan can review the project. Hogan said Tuesday that "it would make a lot of sense" for the board to defer action on State Center until after he takes office Jan. 21. "There's a lot of controversy, a lot of concern, for a very good reason," he said....

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