Jake Neher

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

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4:54 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

State Lawmakers Look To Get Common Core Discussions Back On Track

A state House panel will hold its third hearing Wednesday on a set of nation-wide school standards.

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4:28 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

AG Schuette Says He’ll Defend DIA Collection In Bankruptcy Court

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he’s ready to go in front of a federal bankruptcy judge to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection.

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3:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Major Changes To Michigan’s Parole System Could Be In The Works

There are calls in Lansing to overhaul Michigan’s parole system.

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5:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Medical Marijuana Panel Draws Fire From Advocates

A state panel will meet this week to consider whether new health conditions should be covered under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.

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4:43 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Senate Panel Will Take Medicaid Vote Wednesday

A state Senate panel is expected to vote Wednesday on a plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:41 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

State Senate Panel To Kick Off Medicaid Debate This Week

A plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan will get its first hearing in the state Senate Tuesday.

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4:54 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

State Police, Lawmakers Look To Crack Down On Emergency Drill Abuses In Schools

Schools would be forced to report when and how emergency safety drills are conducted under a proposal in Lansing.

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4:57 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

MDOT Exploring Public-Private Partnerships For Projects

Private companies could become more involved in transportation projects in Michigan.

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5:43 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

State Senate Group Unveils Its Plan For Medicaid

A state Senate work group has finished its own plan to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders under the federal health care law.

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4:47 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Want Gas Prices To Go Down? State Senator Says Build A New Refinery

A state lawmaker says he has a plan to drive down Michigan’s high gas prices.

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NewsRoom
5:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

State Lawmakers Begin Hearings On Common Core, Anger And Frustration Ensues

A state House panel Tuesday kicked off a series of hearings about a set of nationwide school standards.

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5:25 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Martin replaces Roberts as DPS emergency manager

After two years as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Roy Roberts has officially left the position. Governor Rick Snyder today named current Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jack Martin to replace him.

Martin has also served as emergency manager of Highland Park Schools, and as CFO of the U.S. Department of Education.

Governor Snyder says he expects the transition between Roberts and Martin to be seamless.

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NewsRoom
4:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

K-12 State Funding Boost May Not Be Sustainable, According To Report

Michigan schools could be left with a significant drop in state funding after next year.

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5:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

State House Dems Demand More Fracking Regulations

Democrats in the state House Thursday introduced bills to further regulate fracking in Michigan.

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5:10 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Right-To-Work: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Taylor Schools For Contract Extension

A judge in Wayne County has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a school union contract designed to skirt the Michigan’s new right-to-work law.

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4:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

State Lawmaker Introduces Plan To Throw Out State Income Tax

There’s a proposal in Lansing to throw out the state’s income tax.

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5:25 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

State Superintendent Lays Out plan To Consolidate School Services By County

Michigan schools could be forced to consolidate many of their services into county-wide systems.

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5:13 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Won’t Rule Early On Right-To-Work

The State Supreme Court said today it won’t rule early on the constitutionality of Michigan’s new right-to-work law.

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2:31 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Debate Over “Juvenile Lifers” Legislation Heating Up Over The Summer

A group of state lawmakers is focusing its attention this summer on bills dealing with Michigan’s so-called “juvenile lifers.”

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5:14 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Snyder Signs Major Overhaul Of Public Defense In Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Monday that will make sweeping changes to the state’s public defense system.

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4:23 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Committee To Begin Work On Medicaid Expansion Next Week

A state Senate panel is expected to start discussing a bill next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Snyder Admits A Vote On Medicaid Next Week Is Unlikely

Governor Rick Snyder has said he doesn’t expect a vote next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:41 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Won’t Immediately Affect Michigan

Michigan won’t see any immediate effects from Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

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5:26 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Environmental Groups: Expect More Beach Closures This Summer

Michigan beach-goers should prepare for more closures because of pollution this summer.

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5:17 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Public Defense Overhaul Clears State Legislature, Goes To Snyder’s Desk

Lawmakers in Lansing have sent legislation to Governor Rick Snyder that would overhaul Michigan’s public defense system.

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5:42 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Governor Snyder Meets With Israeli PM On Trade Mission

Governor Rick Snyder sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday.

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5:16 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Tea Party: GOP Lawmakers Who Vote For Medicaid Bill Should Expect Primary Battles

Tea Party activists are threatening to put up primary challengers against Republican lawmakers who vote to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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5:40 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

State Lawmakers A Step Closer To Approving Medicaid Expansion, Overhaul

State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan after months of debate.

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5:54 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Controversial 4-Year Limit Dropped From Medicaid Expansion Bill

State lawmakers have dropped a proposal to limit able-bodied adults to four years on Medicaid.

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3:24 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

High Gas Prices Threaten Road Funding Talks In Lansing

Some state lawmakers say there could be movement this week on a plan to boost funding for Michigan roads.

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