The pricey renovation project at the state Capitol caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.
The price tag for the copper-plated wooden doorways is part of a $50 million renovation of the Capitol.
A year ago, St. Louis County voters approved a 100-million dollar project to build a new family courthouse next to the main courthouse.
The 780 room hotel in downtown St. Louis had planned on shutting down some 600 rooms as part of a renovation expected to start this coming fall.
The last big renovation work done on the Basilica of Saint Louis, according to associate pastor Father Richard Quirk, was in 1960.
The Missouri attorney general’s office is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate its office space.
Project will take a year, with workers replacing badly aging stonework.