A state Senate bill has been introduced to ban the Confederate battle flag at the state Capitol.

The flag was prominently displayed at protests in Lansing and during the insurrection at the US Capitol. A Republican lawmaker wore a Confederate flag facemask during a Senate session.
            State Senator Sylvia Santana is a Democrat from Detroit. Her bill would forbid the display of the Confederate battle flag in the Capitol building and on the grounds.
            Santana says the flag is a form of hate speech.