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Water leaks in the Missouri Capitol basement have led to disrepair and even stalactites hanging from the ceiling and pipes.

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Capital improvement funds greatly needed at the Statehouse

But revenue must be available before expenditures are made

State House officials will hold a noon ceremony Monday, marking the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for construction of the Missouri Capitol — the new building required after a Feb. 5, 1911, lightning strike and fire destroyed its predecessor.

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