Friday, September 10, 2010

$4 Million Approved For Colorado Capitol Repairs

The legislature’s Capital Development Committee on Wednesday approved a request from State Architect Larry Friedberg for funding for phase one of the “Share the Care” project in the amount of $3.9 million.

The money comes from the State Historical Fund, financed with gaming revenues, as a result of Senate Bill 10-192 sponsored by current Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp.

State officials view the dome restoration as an urgent issue. The Office of the State Architect recently installed netting around the dome to catch falling debris. The general assembly approved private funding for the “Share the Care” project due to current state budget restraints limiting state funding.

The project will be conducted in three phases. HB 1402 and SB 192 require the Office of the State Architect to request funding before the beginning of each phase. Friedberg expects to begin phase one next month.    More -

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