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Union protestors cost taxpayers $7.5 million in damages

 Via the Journal Sentinel:

Madison - State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.

Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage.

Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.

That’s right. $7.5 million. Contrast this with how much it must have cost to clean up the mess those tea partiers made after nearly a million marchers descended on the west lawn.


Pretty comparable, right?