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Capitol damage report won’t have cost estimate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A report on damage to the Wisconsin Capitol that came following weeks of protests will not include any estimate of how much any repairs will cost.

The restoration expert working on the report told The Associated Press on Thursday that what he submits to the state Department of Administration will only describe the damage done and the number of hours it would take to fix it, not the cost.

Charles Quagliana said it will be up to DOA to provide the actual cost of repairs, which could include additional hours of work beyond his recommendation expected Monday.

DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch originally said damaged caused by tape from protesters’ signs would cost $7.5 million to repair, then backed off that claim and said it would only cost $350,000.

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