Michigan capitol

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(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. 

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(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)

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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. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) In one of many concessions to the budget crisis of the 1990s, the state Capitol in Lansing was closed to the public on weekends. Now, almost 20 years later, finances have improved, and the historic building will re-open to visitors on Saturdays.