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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.

Battle Creek Representative Kate Segal removed from Health Policy Committee


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

Grand Rapids Representative Roy Schmidt's switch to the Republican party set off controversy last year.

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.