Jake Neher

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

Legislation adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s anti-discrimination law will probably have to wait until after the November election.

The state Legislature’s two-month summer break ends Tuesday.

A Michigan labor judge says teachers should be allowed to quit the state’s largest teachers union any time they want.

The Michigan Supreme Court could soon hear arguments related to the state’s auto no-fault insurance law.

A group of state lawmakers says some schools are making tough cuts as the school year gets underway.

A group of state lawmakers says some schools are making tough cuts as the school year gets underway.

Michigan’s top health official is stepping down after suffering a mild stroke.

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Jim Haveman says he’s resigning as director of the Michigan Department of Community Health to focus on his personal health. He said he had hoped to stay in the position through next year – but he says that changed after he suffered a minor stroke in May.

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Wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula will be able to continue under a new law passed by the state House Wednesday.

State lawmakers have a wide range of issues to address between now and the November election.

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Democratic candidate for U-S Senate Gary Peters says he would not have changed his vote in favor of Obamacare knowing what he knows now.

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About 300 same-sex couples in Michigan hope a federal judge will force the state to recognize their marriages. Judge Mark Goldsmith heard arguments in the case Thursday.

Michigan prison officials need to do more to make sure inmates have access to education programs.

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Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan’s congressional delegation are teaming up to push for federal help for flood victims.

Governor Rick Snyder says the need for increased funding for roads was underpinned this week by massive flooding in and around Detroit.

State lawmakers are hitting the reset button on talks over how to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.

The head of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is stepping down.

Democrats are demanding that the state take action in light of lavish travel expenses claimed by the head of Michigan’s housing authority.

More than 82% of all registered voters sat out Michigan’s primary election this week.

Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday.

The time for people to tell the state what they think of proposed new rules for fracking ends at midnight.

There could be another push in Lansing to set up a state-run website to purchase insurance through the federal healthcare law.

A petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour did not get enough valid signatures to move forward.

A petition to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour did not get enough valid signatures to move forward.

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Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are holding events across Michigan to offer their perspectives on the conflict in Gaza.

Governor Rick Snyder says pensioner approval of Detroit’s grand bargain sets the city up for a faster recovery.

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Former U-S Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says China could play a key role in Michigan’s economic recovery.

The state could soon be more open about how many patients contract infections at hospitals.

State lawmakers will be back in Lansing Wednesday for their only scheduled session day in July.

Michigan has filed three tax liens against the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Twice in the past month, auditors have found serious problems at Michigan human services agencies. Last week, a report from the state auditor’s office found the Michigan Department of Human Services has failed to investigate cases of suspected adult abuse and to adequately train its staff.

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