State committee endorses pricey, private garage tunnel

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A state building committee voted Friday to build a private tunnel from a planned parking deck into Legislative Hall to allow elected officials to safely walk from secured parking spots into the building without interaction with the public. Right now, the legislators park in marked parking spots with their names clearly marked on them around the capital building. The tunnel …

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Delaware lawmakers eye major state capitol expansion

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s state capitol building could be set for a major expansion. A bit of background: Between 1791 and 1933, Delaware’s General Assembly met in the Old State House, just down the road from the current capitol building, known as Legislative Hall.  After 224 years of continuous use, the Old State House became cramped and uncomfortable, unable to meet the needs …