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Renovations at State Capitol Haulted by Gov. Quinn

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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (Illinois News Network) - Renovations at the Illinois State Capitol, including those copper-plated doors, have been put on hold by Governor Quinn.

“The moment I saw this I told our budget director we’re going to hold off any further appropriations for capitol renovations until they straighten things out and get that architect under control.” Governor Quinn told the Illinois News Network.

The three copper plated doors cost the state more than $600,000.

Quinn called some of the renovations excessive and said “We don’t need the Palace of Versailles at our state capitol.”

His action does not affect completed repairs on the capitol.

Democratic candidate for Quinn’s job, Bill Daley, had criticized Quinn over the doors.

Quinn responded that his office has no say over building materials used, all he can do is hold off appropriations.

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