Lawmakers approve plan to upgrade security at Capitol
Lawmakers approved a $540,000 plan to upgrade security at the State Capitol.
They said it should not have an impact on the public's access to the building or rallies on the steps. The upgrades involve surveillance cameras and manned security shacks near driveways leading to the back of the building. New metal detectors and capitol employee ID cards have been added in recent years.
Money from a homeland security grant is being used to pay for the improvements. Those improvements are scheduled to be in place before the next legislative session starts in April.