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Water, and the minerals it picks up as it seeps through concrete, have created a number of rust issues for electrical and mechanical items in the basement of the Missouri Capitol.

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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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