Jake Neher

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


Some state lawmakers say it’s time to set a legal driving limit for THC – the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana.


Michigan schools could hold up to three bake sales per week during school hours under a bill approved by the state Senate.


The state Board of Education could challenge a recent order from Governor Rick Snyder in court.


New bills at the state Capitol seek to make state government more transparent.

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Governor Rick Snyder has set a goal for Michigan to get 30-40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

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

That number includes energy savings through efforts to be more efficient. The governor says energy efficiency should play a central role in Michigan’s energy future.

“There is no better answer for affordability, reliability, and environmental outcomes than that piece,” he says.


A group of activists says 2016 is the year to legalize marijuana in Michigan.


A bill to end Michigan’s tax incentives for the film industry has cleared the state House.

Legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate would let landlords ban tenants from using medical marijuana in rental units.


There’s bipartisan interest in the state Legislature in protecting Michiganders from having property unfairly seized by police.

A bill to eliminate Michigan’s film incentives is advancing in the state House.

State lawmakers are debating whether someone should face penalties if they fail to act when they know someone else is in danger.

Legislation headed to Governor Rick Snyder would divert surplus school aid money to help fill Michigan’s budget hole.

Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Governor Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk.

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There’s a renewed push in the state Legislature to overhaul Michigan’s corrections system.


State lawmakers may consider allowing schools to take more snow days without having to make them up later.