Other states in which capitol upgrades are underway or have recently been completed include Illinois, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennesee, Virginia and Wisconsin. This “little-noticed capitol renovation boom,” as Stateline.org puts it, involves hundreds of millions of dollars in borrowed or appropriated money.
Virginia's capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson, was used as a location for Steven Spielberg's 2012 release “Lincoln.” Oklahoma's Capitol, designed by Solomon Layton, could be used as a set for a disaster movie. Those who work inside its walls are the very ones who have been reluctant to touch their capital to fix the Capitol. The Sooner State took a Later (Maybe) State approach to restoring the people's building.
The People (capital P intended) should rejoice.