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6:44 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Bolger gets up close look at Detroit's challenges

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House Speaker visited at request of Detroit lawmaker
Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger had been to Detroit several times, usually for a ball game or other event. But he'd never been to the Detroit he visited Monday, touring the west side of the city with state Rep. Harvey Santana, who asked Bolger to come and see the city's challenges and opportunities firsthand.
Rep. Jase Bolger
8:49 am
Tue August 13, 2013

WestSouthwest: State House Speaker Jase Bolger

Jase Bolger
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State House Speaker Jase Bolger sat down just days after an Ingham County Judge found no evidence of criminal activity related to a party-switch last year. 

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1:05 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Bolger admits mistake, but says investigation shows he followed rules

Jase Bolger - file photo
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State House Speaker Jase Bolger says an Ingham County Judge's investigation shows he told the truth. 

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6:41 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Schmidt considers running for state House again after being cleared of criminal charges

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House Speaker Jase Bolger also cleared by one-judge grand jury
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - If former state Rep. Roy Schmidt - recently cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a 2012 election rigging scheme - takes another shot at running for political office, he'll most certainly face a difficult path ahead, consultants say.
1:00 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Judge: No charges in Bolger election case

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The case involved Schmidt's switching parties in 2012 and the recruitment of a "sham" Democrat to run against him. Bolger later apologized for his role in the affair but said he didn't break the law.
LANSING - An Ingham County judge has wrapped up a grand jury investigation into an election scandal without bringing charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger or Grand Rapids State Rep. Roy Schmidt. "An indictment is not warranted," due to a lack of evidence of a crime or wrongdoing, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in an order today.