State bill defines Michigan residents as “Michiganders”

Posted at 11:39 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 08:55:48-04

LANSING, Mich. -- The debate over what to call residents from Michigan may soon be over.

Senate Bill 562 passed the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday. It's the Michigan Historical Markers Act, and it defines residents of Michigan as "Michiganders."

The rest of the bill establishes a history preservation program run by the state in consultation with a commission. The outlined goals are to identify and locate historic sites, events, objects, subjects, and people and provide education to the public about them. The bill now heads to the governor's desk.

The bill seems to shun another common name for Michigan residents, "Michiganians."