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Posted: May 29, 2014 1:56 PMUpdated: May 29, 2014 1:56 PM

Crumbling Capitol Bill Signed

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The Associated Press

Oklahoma's 100-year-old state Capitol will be getting a major face lift under a bill signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin.  Fallin signed the bill Thursday authorizing a 10-year, $120 million bond issue to pay for renovations to the building that was constructed between 1914 and 1917.  The bill takes effect July 1, and the renovations could begin as early as the fall.  The building's exterior will be the first priority since barricades have been erected on its south side to prevent pedestrians from walking where chunks of limestone and mortar have fallen from the facade.  The bill also calls for the creation of a nine-member panel of appointees from the House, Senate and governor to oversee the project.

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