Capitol Security in the News

State Capitol Security in the News


From time to time security in state capitols is in the news. Links to articles in this section are for informational purposes only. NCSL does not endorse any views these news stories provide. Links more than two weeks old may no longer be active. If you are interested in reading an article whose link is inactive, please contact the newspaper in which the story was published.


Updated April 13, 2011

April 2011

Texas - Bill would let lawmakers carry guns everywhere - Austin American Statesman - April 13, 2011

Kentucky - More people carrying handguns into state Capitol - - Apr 9, 2011

March 2011

Wisconsin - Capitol security costs: $3.2 million and counting – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mar.28, 2011

February 2011

Louisiana - Capitol security plan has not advanced, frustrating Louisiana lawmakers – - Feb. 2, 2011

Texas -  Senators uneasy about new Capitol security measures – – Feb. 1, 2011

January 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

For more information on state capitol security, contact Diane Chaffin or Kae Warnock in NCSL's Denver office.


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