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Tue December 11, 2012

Capitol Closed By State Police As Bills Are Taken Up

The state House has taken up the first of two bills that would make Michigan a so‑called "right‑to‑work" state.

Credit Courtesy / MPRNDemonstrators cover over a “right‑to‑work” banner as they rally on the Capitol steps.Edit | Remove

Democrats called for removing an appropriation in the bill that would make it immune to a voter referendum. The amendment was rejected. The Michigan State Police have closed the Capitol doors, saying the building has reached its capacity.