State Capitol damages tour
Cracking blocks, original wiring, the potential for mold, leaking sewage and crumbling exterior facade are some of the numerous concerns voiced Thursday by officials. Gov. Mary Fallin highlighted the ever-worsening conditions as she took reporters on a tour of the 96-year-old state Capitol a couple of weeks before the Legislature convenes. The question is: After the Great Recession and related budget cuts, how will leaders pay for the estimated $160 million worth of repairs and related studies?