- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lawmakers say they plan to spend about $10 million on repairs to the state Capitol dome.

Sen. Matt McCoy, a Des Moines Democrat and chairman of an infrastructure appropriations committee, said Tuesday that work could begin in late summer or early fall to address moisture that’s entering the dome and causing erosion.

McCoy says there’s bipartisan support from House Republicans and Gov. Terry Branstad to do the work, which would include building scaffolding around the iconic golden dome. The $10 million is part of a roughly $192 million proposed budget for infrastructure projects.

The project is expected to include inside and outside work and take more than a year to complete.


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