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Bill to repair Okla. Capitol heading to Senate

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   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Senate is expected to give final consideration to a 10-year, $120 million bond issue to overhaul the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol.
 
   The House passed the bill late Thursday and sent it to the Senate, which is scheduled to hear it on Friday.
 
   The increasingly conservative House has been reluctant to issue bonds to pay for state projects, but members were placated by the creation of a bipartisan committee of lawmakers to oversee the project.
 
   The building's interior features polished marble floors, valuable artwork and a dome that was added in 2002. But behind the walls are major problems that include a plumbing system with rotting pipes that has never been completely restored and a hodgepodge of electrical systems.
 

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