Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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.
After months of debate over a set of new school standards, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature have approved plans to move forward with the Common Core.
Michigan car buyers who trade in old vehicles for new ones would get a tax break under bills in the state Legislature.
People who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search could see their unemployment benefits revoked.
Michiganders who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search would lose their unemployment benefits under a bill in Lansing.
After weeks of negotiations, the state Senate has unveiled its plan to continue funding for state school standards.
A key Republican lawmaker in Lansing is blasting a plan to make Detroit’s Belle Isle a state park.
Governor Rick Snyder is wasting no time finding a new state treasurer after Andy Dillon’s resignation last week.
The federal shutdown is forcing the state to take its first step toward laying off thousands of public employees.
Another fight related to Medicaid expansion could be coming soon in the state Legislature.
Governor Rick Snyder says he doesn’t know who donates to his so-called “NERD” fund.
Governor Rick Snyder testified under oath today Tuesday about Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing.
The debate over a set of school standards known as the Common Core has sparked bipartisan concerns about student privacy.
Some state lawmakers say Michigan bars and restaurants in downtown areas should be able to serve alcohol until 4am.
Most states that have decided to expand their Medicaid programs under the federal Affordable Care Act started signing people up Tuesday.
Unions that represent prison food service workers are blasting state officials for moving to privatize those services.
A new report shows almost 70% of actively producing oil and gas wells in Michigan are not being inspected as often as the state intends.
A resolution that would restore funding for a set of nationwide school standards in Michigan is headed to the state Senate.
A resolution to reinstate funding for a set of nationwide school standards could move forward Thursday in Lansing.
Michigan House Democrats say the state is failing schools with severe budget deficits and persistently low test scores.
A new report suggests Michigan is well-positioned to expand renewable energy production.
The state House Thursday gave overwhelming bi-partisan support to legislation meant to strengthen Michigan’s mental health courts.
So far, Michigan lawmakers have been unable to agree on a way to boost funding for roads.
A state House panel has approved a set of bills meant to crack down on unemployment fraud in Michigan.
Medical Marijuana advocates are blasting the state for removing children from the homes of licensed patients and caregivers.
Michigan is now the 25th state to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Groups advocating for more road funding in Michigan say they’re confident some deal can be reached soon in Lansing.
Many state lawmakers say they’re eager to expand Michigan’s mental health court system.
A plan to enforce a six-percent sales tax on all internet purchases is headed to the full state House.