House Speaker DeLeo Defends $20 Million House Restoration Project

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is defending a proposal to spend $20 million on the restoration of the House chamber.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is defending a proposal to spend $20 million on the restoration of the House chamber. –The Boston Globe

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is defending a proposal that would spend $20 million on renovations for the House chamber, The Boston Globe reports.

But according to the report, no expert analysis was factored in when coming up with the price tag attached to the project.

DeLeo said the House did not conduct an architectural analysis before coming up with the same price — $20 million — for the repairs to its chamber.

“We had a group of folks from the House who made an estimate; that doesn’t mean we have to spend the $20 million,’’ he said. “I don’t know that we’ve come up with a finite amount of money that it will actually cost.’’

You can read the full Boston Globe report here.

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