The seat of the government shall be at Lansing. This straightforward section of the constitution establishes the state capital at Lansing. Detroit was the original capital of Michigan. An act of the state legislature in 1847 moved the capital to Lansing. There have been no judicial interpretations of this section. The powers of government are divided into three branches; legislative, executive and judicial. No person exercising the powers of one branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another branch except as expressly provided in this constitution....
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