jase bolger

6:23 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Michigan House Democrats propose reforms aimed at candidates switching parties

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Grand Rapids Representative Roy Schmidt's switch to the Republican party set off controversy last year.
LANSING, MI - The latest round of legislative proposals that supporters say are designed to make the workings at the Michigan Capitol more transparent and ethical comes from House Democrats - and it includes measures stemming from last year's political party switch involving former Rep. Roy Schmidt.
7:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Ingham County Judge extends grand jury investigation into party-switching scheme

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Former State Representative Roy Schmidt switched parties last year. House Speaker Jase Bolger assisted Schmidt and suggested he find a straw Democratic candidate for the ballot.
LANSING, MI - A one-judge grand jury looking into the political party switch scheme involving then-Rep. Roy Schmidt and Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger is going to continue its investigation. Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is handling the inquiry into the scheme hatched by Schmidt - then a Grand Rapids state lawmaker - and the Republican House speaker last year.
12:26 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Tim Skubick: Judge's review of Bolger's acitons could dampen bipartisanship

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Skubick writes that the review of House Speaker Jase Bolger's actions in the party-switch of a Grand Rapids representative is still looming.
Despite the bruised feelings and the lingering anger that permeates the Democratic caucus yet today, you can see the possibility of Democrats putting the Right to Work angst behind them. And if you look even closer you can actually see a path toward bipartisan cooperation taking shape.
Michigan House
12:47 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Gongwer editor on new legislative session

Credit Gongwer News Service

A new legislative session has begun in Lansing. Representative Jase Bolger was re-elected Speaker of the House on Wednesday. That was a foregone conclusion, the only question was whether he would get unanimous support. But two Democrats cast no votes against Bolger as speaker. 

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Education and Government
3:02 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Right to Works bills move ahead quickly in Lansing

Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP officials at Thursday's

Andy Robins reports on Thursday's "right to work" announcement

Work on so-called “Right to Work” legislation is moving ahead quickly in Lansing. Thursday morning, Governor Rick Snyder endorsed the plan that would prevent unions from requiring that all workers in an organized workplace join that union. But that ban would not apply to unionized police and fire departments.

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