Senate to restart ethics deliberations against Michel after break
April 5, 2012 — 6:21pm
The Legislature has gone on break for a week but as soon as they come back, the Senate will consider a long simmering ethics complaint against GOP Sen. Geoff Michel.
The Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct will continue discussing whether Michel breached Senate ethics rules at an April 16 hearing at 10 am. A Democratic complaint alleges Michel mishandled the affair between former Majority Leader Amy Koch and former staffer Michael Brodkorb late last year.
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