LANSING -- When the state Legislature convenes Wednesday, one new member could face a challenge to being seated.

Brian Banks, a Harper Woods Democrat, is an eight-time felon convicted of a series of financial crimes, including writing bad checks and credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004.

House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, is deliberating over whether a challenge should be raised to seating Banks, said Ari Adler, Bolger's spokesman.

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