News from Progress Michigan

October 22, 2013

Contact: Sam Inglot,, 616-916-0574

Progress Michigan Executive Director Responds to Attorney General Bill Schuette Playing Both Sides in Detroit Bankruptcy 

LANSING — On Friday, Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an emergency motion on Gov. Rick Snyder’s behalf seeking to block emails pertaining to Detroit’s emergency manager search process from being disclosed to a union activist. Schuette happens to be representing Detroit’s retirees in the bankruptcy proceedings.

“Bill Schuette is playing both sides of the field on this issue and it’s time he decided which team he’s on,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Schuette’s client, Detroit retirees, would benefit from knowing how the emergency manager was selected, and yet, he’s acting on behalf of the governor to block his clients  and many other people from having access to this information. This is not a high school football scrimmage, people’s livelihoods are at stake.  It is time for Bill Schuette to end his double duty and take a stand for Detroit retirees.”




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