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Updated April 13, 2011
Texas - Bill would let lawmakers carry guns everywhere - Austin American Statesman - April 13, 2011
Kentucky - More people carrying handguns into state Capitol - Kentuncy.com - Apr 9, 2011
Wisconsin - Capitol security costs: $3.2 million and counting – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mar.28, 2011
Louisiana - Capitol security plan has not advanced, frustrating Louisiana lawmakers – NOLA.com - Feb. 2, 2011
Texas - Senators uneasy about new Capitol security measures – Statesman.com – Feb. 1, 2011
Maine - Maine Legislative Leaders Order Review of State House Security - Maine Public Broadcasting Network – Jan. 12, 2011
Missouri - Lawmaker Reflects on Capitol Security in Wake of Arizona Shooting – Missouri News Horizon – Jan. 11, 2011
For more information on state capitol security, contact Diane Chaffin or Kae Warnock in NCSL's Denver office.
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