State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million
Via JSOnline, WI State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million. Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage. Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.
Certain kinds of tape can leave lasting residues on surfaces such as marble or wood if they are improperly removed. Only a professional cleaning service experienced in such work and familiar with the situation in the state Capitol could estimate any possible costs.
Who will pay for this? WI taxpayers. I suggest the State start by billing the goons that disrespected a Veterans Memorial at the Capitol and follow-up by sending a bill to the unions.