Protesters Gather At State Capitol

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Protests are continuing at Michigan's state Capitol over a variety of proposals that could affect union bargaining power and the state budget plan offered by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
Union members are among those gathering on the Capitol lawn Wednesday. The afternoon rally is expected to be bigger than one Tuesday that drew more than 1,000 people, mostly concerned about a plan to tax pensions.
Democratic leaders in the Michigan Legislature say they will announce the introduction of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at protecting collective bargaining rights. Republicans hold the majority in the Legislature.
Snyder on Wednesday said the rallies are part of the democratic process. Snyder said he hopes protesters will look at the "big picture" of his plans to improve Michigan's business climate and state budget situation.


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