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Louisiana Capitol security to increase

4 years ago September 30, 2010 Sep 30, 2010 Thursday, September 30 2010 Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:31:04 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A $540,000 plan to beef up security at the Louisiana Capitol has been approved by state lawmakers.

Sen. Mike Walsworth says the spending includes the purchase of digital cameras to better monitor parking areas and the construction of two manned guard shacks to regulate traffic flow at the rear of the building.

A special legislative subcommittee agreed this week to the projects.

Sen. Neil Riser says grant money from the governor's homeland security office will pay for the work.

In recent years, lawmakers have increased Capitol security and restricted public entrances to three areas where screening devices are located.

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