Commission OKs first step toward restoration of State Capitol

The Capitol Preservation Commission allocated $150,000 for a study. It's a first step in a process that could eventually cost $200 million.
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The Capitol Preservation Commission allocated $150,000 for a study. It's a first step in a process that could eventually cost $200 million.

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