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Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office

A Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming one of them had sex with a male prostitute. A House Business Office report released Monday alleges that Republican Reps. Todd Courser of Lapeer and Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell were dishonest and violated House rules and campaign-finance laws. The special six-member panel convened briefly Tuesday to adopt rules and more hearings are planned. It could recommend discipline including censure or expulsion from the House. Gamrat, who attending the hearing with a lawyer, told...

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