mlive http://wmuk.org en Gongwer: SoS dismisses charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger http://wmuk.org/post/gongwer-sos-dismisses-charges-against-house-speaker-jase-bolger <p>The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has dismissed complaints that State House Speaker Jase Bolger violated campaign finance laws. <a href="http://www.gongwer.com/">The Gongwer News Service</a> reports that that the decision was announced in a letter Wednesday to Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer.</p><p>Brewer charged that Bolger, a Republican from Marshall, violated state laws by helping Democratic Grand Rapids State Representative Roy Schmidt switch to the GOP last spring and finding a “straw” candidate to oppose him. That candidate dropped out of the race soon after.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:43:53 +0000 Gongwer News Service & Mlive/Kalamazoo 316 at http://wmuk.org