NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s move to repurpose surplus funds from the Sandy Hook Elementary School project is worrying some Republican lawmakers, according to the Connecticut Post.
The state, which is struggling to close a massive budget gap, wants to repurpose $2.3 million of the project’s $50 million bond, the Post reported.
The original school was razed after the shooting deaths of 20 first-graders and six educators in December 2012. The new school building is being paid for by state bonds.
Costs for the nearly complete project have been running under budget, but lawmakers including Sen. Tony Hwang, (R-Fairfield and Newtown) want the state to wait to take the surplus funds until construction is done, the Post reported.
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