Renovations begin on capitol building

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JEFFERSON CITY - Capitol building renovations began Thursday in Jefferson City. 

Work began by taking inventory of the building's perimeter. Contractors used binoculars to examine the building's structure.

The $40 million renovation project is scheduled over the next year. 

According to one capitol building worker, contractors will remove the Thomas Jefferson statue on the south side of the building as well as the stairs. 

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