State Capitol Upgrades Halted

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Senate President David Williams has halted
renovations on Kentucky lawmakers' digs at the Capitol Annex.
Williams, a Burkesville Republican, sent a letter to Legislative Research Commission director Robert Sherman on Wednesday informing him of the decision to indefinitely suspend renovation work at the annex.
State officials were reviewing bids this week to renovate the
building's second floor. Plans called for new Senate offices, caucus rooms with kitchens, a news conference room and a Senate lounge. There were also plans to buy new furniture, appliances and electronics.
In his letter to Sherman, Williams says he determined to indefinitely suspend the renovations because of "present financial constraints affecting segments of state government."

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