Wisconsin Capitol Marble Repair $7.5 MILLION

Wisconsin anti-government protesters have defaced the marble inside and outside of the State Capitol building to the tune of $7.5 million. No surprise, these are the same kind of people who taped messages to a veteran’s war memorial and piled-up junk against it. Progressives have no respect for Law, no respect for individual responsibility and certainly no respect for another’s property.

Wisconsin Capitol Building Marble

Some are questioning the the $7.5 million repair quote. Most of us are questioning the wisdom of allowing paid protesters to sit in the Capitol building for days on end, allow food they claim was shipped to them in support of their cause from Egypt and Haiti!, bratwurst from The Teamsters. Mix it with the unbathed, and the porous and stain-susceptible marble maybe unrepairable. Spilled soda pop on marble floors. You know it’s there. If Coke and Pepi can take rust off a car’s bumper, what will it do to marble floors?

Milwaukee JournalSentinel:

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.

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.

See pics of the spectacular Wisconsin marble here from private photos, and more here. All the news that counts can be found at Memorandum, which is working this story. Read it here, and “glue, tape, posters” here.


  • Thanks for this one Maggie. (well, thanks for all of them but) I’m overloaded with all that’s going on in Wisconsin right now. I understand some may have been concerned about escalating ‘tensions’ in Madison by closing the capitol to protesters but that’s a lame excuse to allow less than peaceful assembly to continue. Others have suggested ID’s should have been checked for allowing entry. No WI ID no entry. But I observe it’s all a mess and you know who we have to thank for it. Liberals and their paid activists. Had the Dems accepted reality as the GOP did when they lost the majority none of this would have happened.

    BTW, every indication I see suggests the recall campaign is advancing on schedule.
    Have a nice weekend I have to go back to work. 🙂

  • I can help with this problem. I am a stone expert and have written the book on stain removal