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Michigan panel resumes hearings for lawmakers in sex scandal

In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, and Rep Todd Courser, R-Lapeer wave to reporters in the House of Representatives in Lansing. A Michigan House leader on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 requested an investigation into allegations that Courser orchestrated the distribution of a fictional email claiming he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal an extramarital relationship. In audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News, Courser said the email was designed to create "a complete smear campaign" about him and Gamrat so a revelation about their relationship would seem "mild by comparison." (Dale G. Young /Detroit News via AP)

A Michigan legislative committee is resuming rare disciplinary hearings for two lawmakers who are accused of misusing public resources to hide an extramarital affair.

The special six-member panel will convene Tuesday to begin hearing testimony after holding a quick organizational meeting last week. The House Business Office alleges that Republican freshmen Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat were dishonest and violated House rules and Michigan's campaign-finance law.

The committee could recommend discipline, including censure or expulsion by the full House.

Courser and Gamrat have apologized but declined calls to resign.

Gamrat, of Plainwell north of Kalamazoo, is scheduled to meet with constituents Tuesday evening for the first time since the scandal broke.

NBC25 will be at the hearing this morning. Stay right here for any updates as they come in.

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