Kansas Congresswoman Tours Statehouse Renovations

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins got an up-close look at the State Capitol renovations Tuesday.

Jenkins was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the improvements by legislative services director Jeff Russell. Their walk included stops at the historical artifacts on display in the new visitors center.

Jenkins says Kansas taxpayers invested a lot of money to be good stewards of the property. She called the Statehouse "a special place" and added that she had great respect for the people "doing the people's work" at the building.

The Statehouse restoration project was recently completed after more than 12 years and nearly $330 million. Gov. Sam Brownback will be joined by other dignitaries and musicians for dedication events from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Kansas Day, January 29.

Jenkins served in the Kansas Legislature before being elected state treasurer and then as the state's second district Congressional representative.

She is seeking her fourth term in the November election, against a challenge from Democrat Margie Wakefield.

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