Rep. Larry Inman

MI House Rep. Larry Inman portrait

  A Michigan lawmaker accused of trying to trade his vote on legislation for campaign cash is facing trial in federal court.

The trial of state Rep. Larry Inman is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Grand Rapids.

MI House Rep. Larry Inman portrait

An effort to recall an indicted state lawmaker suddenly has crashed after election officials say a word was missing on the petition.

Elections director Sally Williams says rejecting petition signatures because of one word might seem "excessively technical and harsh." But she says there's no wiggle room: The petition language must match the previously approved reasons for a recall.