Fun with flags: Does Michigan need a new one?

Capital News Service

LANSING — Michigan may see a new state flag waving over the Capitol in the coming years. A bill was introduced in the senate that proposes a contest that would create a new design for the state flag. Sen. Steven Bieda, D-Warren, sponsor of the bill, said the idea came from students in his district. “A few students wrote me a letter telling me about how they didn’t like the state flag and how other states had held similar contests with success,”  Bieda said. “The flag is a little over a hundred years old, we have another couple generations who have gone on, we have lots of diversity and having a design that shows the contemporary nature of our state would be a great thing,” Bieda said.