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"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)

Jake Neher, Michigan Public Radio Network

State Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) has been charged with multiple gun and assault felonies. He’s accused of hitting his ex-wife and shooting 10 bullets into her car. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) is expected to be a no-show when the Senate gavels into session Tuesday. He remains in police custody following a weekend shooting incident outside his home. 


Republican State Representative John Bizon has hired a Democrat who ran for the same office to work on his staff in Lansing. 

Harry DeMaso served 20 years in the state Senate after 10 years in the state House