jase bolger

9:03 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Eight Democrats removed from state House Committees as partisan feud escalates

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Battle Creek Representative Kate Segal removed from Health Policy Committee
LANSING, MI - Bickering in the Michigan House has led to some Democrats being removed from committee assignments. An email from the office of House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said eight Democrats will be removed from committees effective Wednesday.
Michigan economy
12:17 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

How much and how quickly is Michigan's economy improving?

Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center- file photo
Credit WMUK

Michigan's economy is adding jobs. But the pace and strength of that recovery is a source of debate. 

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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.