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Capitol construction ‘substantially complete’

It's a milestone for the two-year renovation of the state Capitol: The project has been declared "substantially complete," and the building is now back in the hands of the state, rather than the contractors. There's still final work and move-in work going on, however; the first state agency to move back in to the renovated historic structure will be Legislative Services, which is moving in over the weekend and will start working in the Capitol on Monday. Then, over the next three weeks, state elected officials including the governor will begin moving their offices back in. Parts of the Capitol still will remain closed during the process; the whole thing will reopen to the public with a rededication ceremony, housewarming and tours on Saturday Jan. 9, starting at noon. The legislative session will kick off in the building the following Monday; click here to see the state's announcement about the substantial completion.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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