Jake Neher

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.

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Jeb Bush says he’ll be spending a lot of time in Michigan if he decides to run for president.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher has more.

Bush was in Michigan giving the kind of speech you’d expect from someone eying the Republican nomination in 2016. He touted his record as governor of Florida a decade ago and criticized the Obama administration’s economic policies.

At an event in Lansing, he told reporters Michigan will be a critical state for any Republican running for president next year.

Governor Rick Snyder appears to be skeptical of the state House leader’s road funding ideas.

senatorarlanmeekhof.com

Bills to ban prevailing wage requirements in Michigan could move through the state Senate next week.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports.

The state and many communities require that workers on publicly-funded construction projects get union-level pay and benefits. The bills would repeal those laws.

Amber McCann is a spokesperson for state Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof. She says the legislation is one of his top priorities.

wand.org

A $54 billion plan to fund schools and state agencies has cleared the state Senate.

thefederalist.com

Michigan is seeing an influx of GOP presidential hopefuls.

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