Michigan capitol

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For the past week, one Michigan Senator has set up a nativity display every morning on the State Capitol lawn. Senator Rick Jones has set up the display every Christmas season for the last four years.

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new face will grace the walls of the State Capitol. Governor Charles Croswell is one of the twelve so-called “missing governors.” Those are former governors that don’t have a portrait in the Capitol. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Capitol Commission has been working to restore these so-called “missing governors” for just over a year. Now Governor Kinsley Bingham, who served as governor from 1854 to 1859, will take his place on the walls of the Capitol. 

"LANSING – All those pesky tasks on your honey-do list — the caulking, the tuck-pointing, rust removal and painting — are a big headache, right?" (Detroit Free Press)


The state House could approve its budget priorities as soon as this week. Democrats held events on Monday to criticize one item that would fund a controversial deal allowing the state Senate to move its offices to an upscale building next to the Capitol in downtown Lansing.