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Weather and water leaks damaged steps on the west side of the Missouri Capitol, seen here in a March 2009 photo. Several sections are still blocked off from use. Repair for the building’s west side stairs may cost as much as $1.37 million. Some lawmakers want to delay the project, but other state officials say fixing the steps now will prevent even higher costs in the future.

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State’s to-do list gets tougher

Making repairs problematic in tight economic times, officials lament

Later this month, Missouri's Office of Administration expects to award a contract for repairs to the Capitol’s westside stairs.

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