Duncan Doesn't Agree with Price of Restoring Governor's Mansion - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/4/09

Duncan Doesn't Agree with Price of Restoring Governor's Mansion

The State Preservation Board wants 25-million dollars to restore the Governor's Mansion, and a Lubbock Senator thinks that's too much. The Preservation Board also wants to add a new wing, and update security. But Senator Robert Duncan questioned how the project could be justified in these tough economic times, and said it seems to involve more than just restoration.

But John Sneed, Executive Director of the State Preservation Board, says the two thousand square foot addition would bring the mansion into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Mansion was heavily damaged last June when someone set it on fire. So far no arrests have been made.

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