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.

Michigan governor asks flags lowered for Marine's funeral

Sep 15, 2017

Michigan's governor is asking that flags around the state be lowered to half-staff Friday in honor of a Marine from southeastern Michigan who died during training. Gov. Rick Snyder's office says flags will be lowered at all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in Lansing on the day of the funeral for Marine Pfc. Michael Giannattasio.