A Michigan lawmaker is on trial today on bribery charges.
Republican Representative Larry Inman of Levering in Northern Michigan was indicted by a federal grand jury in May.
Prosecutors say he sought campaign donations from several building trades unions in return for voting no on a measure to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which required union wage
rates on most public projects.
Inman was considered a swing vote in the House on the issue which had the support of the Republican leadership.
Inman, who denied any wrongdoing, later changed his stance at the last minute on repealing the prevailing wage.
He is facing charges of bribery, extortion and lying to the FBI.