Eight State House Dems get their committees back

May 1, 2013

Michigan State Capitol Building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Eight state House Democrats who lost their committee assignments Tuesday got them back Wednesday.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall removed the lawmakers, including Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek, saying they had missed too many committee meetings. But the Gongwer News Service says Bolger reversed the decision after what he called “positive” meetings with the eight legislators.

Bolger’s initial decision to strip them of their assignments came after the top House Democrat, Minority Leader Tim Greimel of Auburn Hills, criticized Republicans who left an auto insurance reform hearing before injured motorists testified.