Governor and Legislature reach agreement on Old State House

- FILE - The Old State House in Hartford (Photo: wikimedia commons / Charles Bulfinch)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)  –  An agreement has been reached between the Governor and legislative leaders that will keep the responsibility of the Old State House in the hands of legislative management which according to the Governor’s Office will better secure the future of the historic building in Hartford.

The Governor says “The Old State House is symbolic of the rich history of our state and offers a wealth of historic insight and informative exhibits, which attract visitors and school groups from throughout the region.  It’s an historic jewel, a tourist attraction, and a focal point for education that needs to remain a vital part of a vibrant downtown Hartford.”

The Old State House has been closed to the public since the end of June but this agreement enables the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to transfer $400,000 for the management and maintenance of the building to the Office of Legislative Management and will lead to the reopening of the building at least on a limited basis.

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