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Alabama House votes to repair leaks at judicial building

MONTGOMERY (AP) — The Alabama House voted Tuesday to spend up to $7.5 million to repair leaks and do other maintenance on the state judicial building.

Consultants have estimated it would take $6.3 million just to fix leaks in the downtown Montgomery building, where buckets are often deployed to catch water after it rains.

Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb had sought the consultant's study after she discovered the problems to the building, including leaks in the steps and plaza leading up to the 14-year-old building.

The elevated plaza is over the building's parking deck, and the leaks are allowing water to get into the deck. The House voted 102-0 to pass a bill to refinance bonds to pay for repairing the leaks to the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.

The bill now goes to the Senate for debate.

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