Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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.
State lawmakers opened discussions Tuesday on legislation to ease restrictions on Michigan’s craft brewers.
Craft brewers in Michigan would face fewer restrictions under a proposal in Lansing.
Post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia could be added to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan.
A state board will hear public testimony Thursday on whether to allow patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.
Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to sign a bill that will extend Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. The bill cleared the state Legislature Tuesday.
If a vote on Medicaid expansion comes down to a tie in the state Senate, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says he’s willing to cast the tie-breaking vote to pass it.
Offenders in Michigan’s new mental health courts are far less likely to re-offend compared to those in the traditional criminal justice system.
Legislation to require online retailers to collect the Michigan sales tax in Michigan is gaining support in Lansing.
The state Department of Education says few Michigan schools are meeting goals for overall performance.
Michigan smokers could once again have a place to light up at some bars and restaurants under a decision out of Lansing Monday.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled the state’s right-to-work law applies to state workers.
A plan to improve Michigan’s roads and infrastructure will probably not be on the November ballot.
A three-judge panel says Michigan lawmakers do not have the authority to require state employees to contribute toward their pensions.