Capitol Rotunda Net Coming Down

8/1/11 – The net in the state Capitol rotunda is coming down. State officials say it is ugly and it is obscuring the view for visitors. It went up last week during a controversy over the release of balloons there. State facilities director Jeff Plale says the net was only a test and it will be taken down before the building opens today. It was installed Friday, a day after police arrested a state worker accused of popping a protester’s balloon. The same worker was accused of pushing a woman down. The balloons were banned because they could damage historic murals.