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Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A $259 million plan to renovate Wyoming's State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building is close to legislative approval.

The Wyoming House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to give final approval to the Capitol Square Project.

The Wyoming Senate, which already has passed the bill, and the Wyoming House need to agree to minor amendments before sending it to Gov. Matt Mead to be signed into law.

The capitol building was commissioned in 1886 and last saw renovations in 1980.

Consultants say its heating, cooling, fire and other systems must be upgraded.

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