Michigan lawmakers hold commission meeting at Capitol

Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 6:38 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The State Capitol Commission is considering new renovation projects for the building.

Commission members met Monday to talk about restoring the Capitol dome, repairs to the ceilings and new flooring for Heritage Hall—the welcome center for visitors.

The Vice Chair of the Capitol commission said it’s all about preserving the history and making sure the state Capitol is a special place to visit.

“This building has been here for a long time,” said Joan Bauer, the Vice Chair of the Michigan Capitol Commission. “And we want to be sure that we’re good stewards and we are being sure that it’s maintained improved historically correctly. So that future generations of our kids and our grandkids and their kids can see our history.”

The Capitol commission previously voted to ban weapons at the State Capitol. The new ban takes effect Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Related: Bill introduced to allow valid CPL holders to carry inside Michigan Capitol

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