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