Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
Governor Rick Snyder is expected to focus on jobs and the economy during his annual State of the State address Thursday.
A budget surplus is quelling some fears about school funding in Michigan.
State House Republicans Thursday formally unveiled their priorities for 2014.
The state Legislature is back in action after a four week break for the holidays.
Republican state lawmakers hope to introduce legislation this month that would cut Michigan’s income tax rate.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that clears the way for pharmacies to sell medical marijuana in Michigan.
Devices that can be used to steal someone’s personal information when they use a credit card are now illegal in Michigan.
Michigan has done a poor job over the last decade making sure veterans collect all the benefits they’re entitled to.
Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan needs more renewable energy and less coal over the next decade.
Thousands of state employees could see their health benefits reduced Wednesday.
Some of the most high-profile laws passed by this year by state lawmakers will take effect in 90 days.
Legislation that would give medical marijuana patients more ways to obtain and use cannabis is one step closer to becoming law.
State lawmakers are back to work after a two week break.
Michigan environmental groups expect Governor Rick Snyder to endorse new clean energy standards in a speech next month.
Warren Buffett made a visit to Michigan Tuesday to help launch a program that will invest millions of dollars in Detroit-based small businesses.
A firm run by the brother of Michigan’s budget director will not get a $5 million grant from the state.
Thousands of Muslim inmates in Michigan will have access to meals that comply with their religious beliefs.
A year after calling for more research into the state’s energy policies, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to give an address next month on his new energy priorities.
The likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2014 says raising Michigan’s minimum wage would be one of his top priorities in office.
Accusations that teachers unions are breaking Michigan’s new right to work law could take center stage this week in Lansing.
Michigan is one step closer to banning bridge card holders from using ATMs inside liquor stores, casinos, and strip clubs.
Starting next month, Michigan car, boat, and RV buyers will get a tax break if they trade in old vehicles.
Legislation that would change the way lawsuits filed against the state are handled is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.
Early childhood advocates say Michigan is not doing enough to help low-income kids succeed.
Bills meant to crack down on scrap metal theft in Michigan are one step closer to becoming law.
Michigan schools would have to be more transparent about how they conduct emergency safety drills under a bill in Lansing.
A state House panel has unanimously approved bills meant to help Michigan craft brewers.
State lawmakers are looking at ways to crack down on illegal trophy buck hunting in Michigan. A state House panel is expected to take up the legislation Tuesday.
Medical marijuana patients in Michigan would be able to use edible forms of the drug under a proposal in Lansing.
People serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles would not get a chance at re-sentencing, under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate.