Mar 24, 2010 1:00 PM by Melissa Canone
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Security efforts at the Louisiana
Capitol are being tightened.
Public access to the building has been restricted to fewer
entrances, X-ray machines scan bags for visitors and more people
are working at security stations.
House Speaker Jim Tucker says he and Senate President Joel
Chaisson decided to beef up security because they felt previous
security measures had been "extraordinarily lax."
The public now can only walk into the building from the main
entrance and two side entraces. Other side doors and entrances at
the back of the building are restricted to those who work in the
Anyone without a security badge for the building also must walk
through a metal detector and have their purses, briefcases and bags
run through an X-ray scanner.