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Michigan Flag Would Get A Facelift Under Proposed Bill

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Michigan’s state flag might be getting a new design. 

A bill proposed by state Senator Steve Biedaallows for a new flag design and creates a commission to hold a redesign contest.  The contest winner’s design would still have to be approved by thelegislature, but Bieda says no taxpayer money would be involved because the judges would not be paid. 

In an interview with Gongwer, Bieda said he drafted the bill because it was "a nice way to promote the state, and promote arts and sciences and design in the state of Michigan.”

Michigan hasn’t had a new flag design since 1911.  We are currently on our third state flag design. 

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