Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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.
The ACLU of Michigan is suing the state to force it to recognize the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples who got married last month.
Bills that would overhaul teacher evaluations in Michigan could see movement soon in the state Legislature.
A bill meant to fight scrap metal theft in Michigan is now law.
Federal officials have given Michigan the green light to run a statewide center meant to encourage investment from immigrants.
The state’s top education official says people should not blame teachers for a new report that shows Michigan schools falling behind.
Some prominent Democrats say they’re skeptical about a state House Republican plan to help fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.
Michigan State University could risk losing a half million dollars if it doesn’t stop offering courses that allegedly promote unionization.
Michigan lawmakers are joining calls for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Local leaders in Michigan are applauding the state House for approving legislation to make sure they don’t lose big because of a recent tax repeal.
Governor Rick Snyder continues to press the federal government on his plan to expand immigration in Detroit.
Michiganders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can now get a card to use medical marijuana.
There’s a new push in Lansing to pass legislation meant to fight scrap metal theft in Michigan.
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.