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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.
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.