Ingham County has issued over 93,000 absent voter ballots for this election, and 60,771 of them have been returned, as of Oct. 20. Currently, the county holds a 64.8% ballot return rate.
The drive to ban firearms in the building has been incited since April, when armed protesters stormed the Capitol in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's strict lockdown measures during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan Senate Bills 886 and 991 on Tuesday, which extend unemployment benefits for eligible Michigan residents by six weeks.
A group of 12 mayors from several Big Ten school communities — including East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor — signed a letter to Big Ten Conference officials requesting practical measures to ensure safety from COVID-19 as the beginning of football season nears.