LANSING, MI (WKZO) -- State lawmakers will be sworn in for the next legislative term today, but first the legislators will be welcomed back by protestors from Labor unions, who haven’t forgotten passage of right-to-work last month during the lame duck session.
Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift invited union members to protest The lame duck session when lawmakers quote, "rammed through dozens of half-baked bills that hurt middle class families, undermine women's health care and harm local schools."
House democrats are weighing whether or not to ceremonially vote for Jase Bolger as speaker, something that has traditionally been done across party lines on the first day, but some democrats say the things he has done make it very difficult.
Bolger says he takes issue with accusations that there's been a lack of bipartisanship inLansing. He says he is willing to work with anyone who is willing to work with him.
He'll address his chamber on the first day of the legislative session, and he says he's also looking forward to what Governor Snyder will have to say in his State of the State Address a week from today.