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Signs and banners in Capitol are removed


MADISON (WKOW) -- All of the signs, banners and papers that covered the interior walls of the Wisconsin State Capitol for three weeks to voice opposition to Gov. Walker's budget repair bill have been removed.

The state Department of Administration said Sunday that most were collected and photographed by the Wisconsin Historical Society before they were taken down.

The statement says the signs will be evaluated for historical content by both the Smithsonian and the historical society.

There will also be a process for returning signs to those who would like them back.

The state had said cleaning up the Capitol following the protests would cost $7.5 million, but then backed down from that number and said Friday it may only cost $350,000.

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