State Government


(MPRN-Lansing) A group of Republican state lawmakers and Catholic parents are challenging Michigan’s ban on public money for private and religious schools. 


(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a new office overseeing Michigan’s medical marijuana program. The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation will issue licenses to growers, distributors, retailers and patients under a new system. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A left-leaning group has filed a lawsuit to find out how often Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his aides used private e-mail accounts to discuss public business. 

State Senator Charged With Conspiracy And Theft

Apr 11, 2017
Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A raid on State Senator Bert Johnson’s home and Lansing office has culminated in a federal indictment. A grand jury returned charges of theft and conspiracy against the Detroit-area senator. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan may join a handful of other states with increased reporting requirements for child abuse and animal abuse.