Gov. Chris Christie announces renovation of 'shameful' New Jersey statehouse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gov. Chris Christie says that work will begin immediately on a complete renovation of the New Jersey statehouse.

Christie said Tuesday that staff will be moved into other office space in Trenton by July for a four-year, $300 million project. Parts of the building date to the 18th century.

He says the current condition of the statehouse is shameful and hasn't had a major upgrade since 1958. He says that the part of the building used by the executive branch doesn't have fire sprinklers and there are a number of code violations.

The Republican is speaking Tuesday in the Statehouse Rotunda.

Christie says that workers and tourists shouldn't have to worry about being unsafe in the building.

He says the portion of the building used by the Legislature won't be affected.
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