Governor signs bill to provide $125 million bond to renovate Oklahoma Capitol

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  Legislation that authorizes a $125 million bond issue to pay for a second phase of repairs and renovations to the Oklahoma Capitol has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

The bill is among 49 pieces of legislation Fallin signed into law Monday that were approved by the Legislature before it adjourned last month.

State lawmakers approved a $120 million bond issue to repair the state’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol two years ago.

But project engineers said more funds were needed to fully repair and renovate the structure.

A total of $245 million has now been approved for the project.

Work is scheduled to get underway this summer.

Improvements will include a new basement-level public entrance, new electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems and exterior repairs.

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