By Karl Kurtz

Our favorite information request last week came from a capitol tour guide: “Has any other capitol had problems with visitors wearing “bling” jeans and damaging the building?

In our capitol the rhinestones and studs on some jeans and purses are scratching the surfaces of wooden benches and walls. We have started to ask visitors with bedazzled clothes or bags to stand and not lean against walls.”

Karl Kurtz is director of NCSL's Trust for Representative Democracy division.

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