Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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Lawmakers in Lansing are just a vote away from sending a bills package outlawing female genital mutilation to the governor.

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The latest version of changes to the state’s teacher retirement plan passed full chamber votes Thursdays.

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The latest version of changes to the state’s teacher retirement plan passed through committees Wednesday. The changes were announced late Tuesday and received committee hearings early Wednesday morning.

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The Michigan Board of Education is working on overturning the decades-old zero tolerance policy. It’s drafting changes to the Model Code of Student Conduct.

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Teacher retirement changes are moving through the legislature again. This time with the governor on board and a committee hearing scheduled for early Wednesday.

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Republicans in Lansing are trying to roll back the state’s Medicaid expansion – but their legislation may be dead on arrival.

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State spending plans are moving swiftly through the legislature. A number were voted on last week, many of them with deep cuts from what the governor asked for.

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Top lawmakers in the state Legislature have reached a tentative agreement with Governor Rick Snyder about changes to the state’s teacher retirement system.

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A federal prosecutor recently revealed as many as 100 girls in Michigan may have been victims of female genital mutilation. Now the state legislature is working quickly to pass bills to make it a 15-year felony in Michigan.

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Lawmakers in Lansing are working on expanding the state’s gun laws. A controversial set of bills was approved by the House Wednesday.

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