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Protest planned at state Capitol Wednesday

Posted at 8:19 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 08:57:57-05

State lawmakers will head back to the state Capitol Wednesday to consider controversial legislation during the lame duck session, and people from all over the state are expected to greet them in protest.

The liberal activist group Progress Michigan is organizing a rally called "Fight for our Families."

They say republicans and lobbyists are using the lame duck session to attack working families.

Residents are angry because lawmakers adopted proposals that were supposed to go on the ballot.

One would raise the minimum wage and the other would increase paid sick leave.

Groups collected enough signatures to put the proposals on the ballot, but legislators adopted them and made significant changes.

Buses will be transporting people from across the state.

The rally is expected to start at noon.