Renovations May Come to Capital Building

SALEM, Ore. — It’s going to cost millions of dollars and take several years to fix up Oregon’s State Capital Building.

An advisory committee yesterday approved updating the electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems and equipping the 75-year-old building to withstand earthquakes.

The price tag on this project, about 250-million dollars. If lawmakers approve the plan they’d likely ask voters to pass several bonds to pay for it.