jase bolger

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.
7:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

State House Republicans propose expanding Medicaid with four year limit

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Cap would not apply to children or disabled adults
Lansing - House Republicans have offered their support for expanding the Medicaid insurance program if low-income adults can be limited to four years of coverage in their lifetime - a stipulation likely to be rejected by the Obama administration.
12:20 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Oakland County Executive blasts House Speaker Jase Bolger

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L. Brooks Patterson says fellow Republican has become very arrogant. Patterson also criticizes proposed reforms to no-fault auto insurance
East Lansing - Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson compared fellow Republican and House Speaker Jase Bolger to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler on Friday in a public television interview.
SW Michigan
3:50 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Eight State House Dems get their committees back

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.

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