Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program has already hit its 2014 sign-up goal in less than four months.
A new state audit is again calling into question how well the state protects vulnerable adults.
As most Michigan students enjoy their summer vacations, some schools are using new state funding to add air conditioning and other things so they can teach year-round.
Michigan schools begin their new budget year Tuesday.
Michigan cannot ban all felons from being caregivers in the state’s Medicaid in-home care program.
There’s a new office in Michigan dedicated to helping highly skilled immigrants find jobs.
State lawmakers have backed down from penalizing Michigan State University over controversial courses about organized labor.
State lawmakers are getting close to passing a state budget this week.
Governor Rick Snyder wants a road funding solution on his desk by the end of this week.
Michigan’s auditor general says the state is doing a better job calculating high school graduation and drop-out rates.
The number of school districts with budget deficits has dropped over the course of this school year.
Governor Rick Snyder is firing back against critics of his so-called “pension tax”.
Activists have turned in petition signatures to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
A bill that would boost Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.20 an hour will get a hearing Wednesday in the state House.
Republican leaders in the Michigan Senate have a plan to boost state road funding by up to $1.4 billion a year.
The state Senate has voted to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.20 an hour by 2017.
The debate over fixing Michigan’s crumbling roads moves to the state Senate this week.
New legislation in Lansing would make it easier for utilities to expand access to natural gas in rural Michigan.
Legislation that would create a statewide teacher evaluation system has cleared its first hurdle in the Michigan Legislature.
Some state lawmakers say the Legislature needs to approve a new standardized test to replace the MEAP – and fast.
Some major Michigan businesses are urging lawmakers to add protections for LGBT residents to the state’s civil rights law.
Women’s rights advocates say boosting the state’s minimum wage would be a big step toward equal pay in the workplace.
Efforts to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors continue this week in Lansing.
One Michigan legislator wants to put a limit on the number of inmates in state-run prisons.
A Republican in the state Senate wants to boost Michigan’s minimum wage to $8.15 an hour.
State House Speaker Jase Bolger is the only Republican leader in Lansing demanding that unions contribute to Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville hopes to hold a final vote this week on a bill to expand the state’s Education Achievement Authority.
State House Speaker Jase Bolger says it’s time for lawmakers to do something about Michigan’s crumbling roads – even if it’s not a full solution.
The Democrat likely to challenge Governor Rick Snyder in November says improving public schools would be his top priority in office.
Local officials want the state to share more of the revenue it takes in.