Christie leaving statehouse office, moving down the street

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New Jersey Statehouse, Sept. 15, 2016 New Jersey Statehouse, Sept. 15, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's leaving his statehouse office on Friday, but only to move down the street.
  
A state development agency has borrowed $300 million for a Christie-led project to renovate the Trenton building, parts of which date to the 18th century.
  
The Republican announced his pending move at the statehouse Monday.
  
The project has come under fire from political opponents, including lawmakers who have sued to stop the plan.
  
But Christie says that won't stop him from moving to a state building at 225 West State St. in Trenton.
  
He said last week that the project was approved legally and attacked the lawsuit as politically motivated.
  
The state's Economic Development Authority approved borrowing the money for the project hours before bonds were sold in a deal that has drawn questions.

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