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"Former state reps Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat will face felony charges for their role in a scandal to cover-up their extramarital affair, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday." (MLive)

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A special committee will look into expulsion or some other disciplinary action against state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.

The findings of an internal House review released this afternoon say they misused their offices to cover up an extra-marital affair, and for other personal political purposes. After the report was released Monday afternoon, State House Speaker Kevin Cotter called on Courser and Gamrat to resign. If they don't he says the special committee will meet Tuesday morning in Lansing.

"LANSING, MI - Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser on Monday morning apologized for covering up an alleged extra-marital affair with fellow Rep. Cindy Gamrat but suggested that an anonymous blackmailer had forced his hand." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


(Lansing-MPRN) Many Democrats are attacking comments made on the House floor on Wednesday they say are derogatory toward the LGBT community. “Even California – the land of fruits and nuts – has deregulated this industry,” said state Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville), who was speaking about a bill he sponsored related to installing residential stairway chairlifts. 

The state house has passed a set of bills that would provide the government with money for fixing roads and bridges. That’s according to Gongwer News Service, which reports the proposed legislation would deliver about $450 million to the state’s infrastructure projects each year.

Most of that amount would be raised by pulling money from fuel sales and use taxes out of the general fund.