Work begins on restoration of House chamber

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Work has begun on a $1 million restoration of the Arkansas state House chamber. Construction crews on Monday began a historic restoration project in the chamber where the 100-member House meets. The project includes restoring cracked pieces of stained glass, restoring plaster in the ceiling that has received water damage and restoring the House chamber's chandelier. A historic paint analysis has been conducted to return the chamber to its original colors. A spokeswoman for the House said the project is expected to be completed by Oct 31. Legislators began meeting in the current House chamber for the first time in 1911.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)