Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
Health insurers in Michigan can no longer offer elective abortion coverage in standard health plans.
State lawmakers will probably double the amount of money they had planned to spend on fixing roads torn apart by nasty weather this winter.
The state could soon allow residents dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.
The State House and Senate has not been able to agree on a mid-year budget bill.
The state Senate has approved a bill that would compensate Michigan cities, towns, and counties if a tax on business equipment is repealed.
Governor Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service.
A battle is brewing in Lansing over a shortfall in Michigan’s Medicaid program.
New legislation in Lansing would make sure local governments don’t take a big hit if voters decide to repeal a tax on business equipment.
A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday over whether Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional.
There’s a shortfall of more than $100 million in Michigan’s Medicaid program.
Roads being ripped apart by brutal winter weather could soon get some help.
The state is ending its exclusive contract with a controversial authority meant to turn around some of the state’s lowest-performing schools.
State lawmakers want to know whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inflating the cost and time it would take to keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes.
A bill in Lansing that would let attorneys opt out of membership in the State Bar of Michigan is on hold.
The head of the state’s prison system blames a murderer’s recent escape from an Ionia prison largely on human error.
A state board is getting set to decide whether to strip protections from Michiganders who raise chickens and other livestock in residential areas.
The State Board of Education has kicked off a series of discussions meant to critique the way the state pays for public schools.
Democrats in the state House say it’s inappropriate for Michigan’s attorney general to conduct an investigation into a recent prison escape in Ionia.
State lawmakers have kicked off debate over the state budget.
Governor Rick Snyder’s calls to increase state funding for public education and local governments are being met with mixed reactions from Democrats in Lansing.
Advocates for so-called “juvenile lifers” are blasting legislation approved Tuesday by the state House.
As The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports, it would deny those inmates a chance at parole.
That’s unless the Michigan Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court rule otherwise.
Governor Rick Snyder is officially back on the campaign trail asking Michigan voters to give him another four-year term.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is panning legislation that would automatically hold back third graders who fail a state reading test.
State lawmakers are not likely to pass legislation this year that would boost Michigan’s minimum wage above seven dollars and forty cents an hour.
Plans to reduce Michigan’s income tax rate are moving forward in the state Legislature.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would give oil and gas companies a tax break for better utilizing wells.
The state is seeing record revenues from Michigan’s medical marijuana program.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow attorneys to stop paying membership dues to the State Bar of Michigan.
Bipartisan legislation in Lansing would create a statewide system to evaluate teachers and school administrators.
Michigan’s top transportation official is criticizing state lawmakers for delaying a long-term fix for road funding.