Capitol Restoration Amendment 21 Apr 12

A plan to restore the state Capitol building may get a second life after failing by one vote in the Minnesota House on Thursday. The House Ways and Means committee sent a bill to the House floor Friday with an amendment that combines the $221-million Capitol restoration plan with a bare-bones version of the House’s general construction projects bill. Altogether the package comes to $434-million. The move is considered a last-ditch effort to restore the Capitol this year, but it is not expected to pass off the House floor.