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Public Locked Out Of Capitol, Lawmakers Locked In

First, the State Police locked people out of the Capitol.

Members of the public and members of the media have been forced to wait outside the building because police say the Capitol is apparently at capacity. That's due in large part to union members and pro-life advocates who are there to lobby for their causes.

Now there's word from a mid-Michigan lawmaker that she's been locked in.

"Going to be a long day!" said State Representative Joan Bauer (D-Lansing) on her Facebook page. "We are under a "call of the House" which means the doors of the chamber are locked and we can't leave our seats. Rumor is that we may be here until midnight!"

The House of Represenatives says it also plans to stay in session on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Lawmakers usually leave town at the end of the day on Thursday.

6 News has several crews in and around the Capitol and we'll have complete highlights and reaction tonight at 5 & 6.


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