Despite ‘stunning’ results, Kansas Statehouse renovation faces cutbacks
April 06, 2011
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/31/2766870/plan-boosts-cost-of-kansas-... Since renovation kicked off in 2001, reports the Kansas City Star, “results have often been stunning, with offices, committee rooms and hallways returning to rich colors and ornate patterns of decades past. The work also is giving the Statehouse modern heating, air-conditioning, water and fire safety systems. Legislators’ offices are less cramped, and better meeting rooms make events more accessible to the public.” Like many states, though, Kansas faces a budget crisis that is forcing significant budget cuts. Critics charge that the statehouse renovation is too extravagant given the sacrifices that Kansans face.