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Report: Schuette Misled Public About MSU Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 14, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Schuette Misled Public About MSU Investigation Investigation of MSU is not “independent” like Schuette claimed MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding a report by the Detroit Free Press showing that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette mislead the…

Progress Michigan Names Representative Christine Greig Legislator of the Month for January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 12, 2018 Focus on attracting and retaining quality teachers earns Greig award LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Christine Greig its Legislator of the Month for January. Greig was honored for her work on TeA+chers for Michigan Education Plan, a package of bills that will help…

Stock Photo Schuette

Stock photos get used all the time in advertisements, but when you’re claiming to be a “real leader” who wants to connect with “real people” like Bill Schuette is claiming, you should probably avoid using them — especially when each one highlights a massive failure in your career. Take this example: This is a stock photo…

Schuette Took Endorsement from Official Despite Suspension, Scam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 8, 2018 Schuette also took $1,200 in donations from Cecil St. Pierre  MICHIGAN — Bill Schuette touted the endorsement of MIGOP official Cecil St. Pierre despite  allegations St. Pierre financially wronged families in Oakland and Macomb counties. Schuette bragged about the endorsement even after he suspended St. Pierre…

Report: Snyder Plans to Rollback Private Prison Food Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2018 Progress Michigan has been calling for cancellation since beginning MICHIGAN — According to MIRS News, Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to “reverse course on using private vendors for prison food service” following years of Progress Michigan calling for such action. The out-of-state, for-profit food service…

Schuette Touts Ethics and Transparency, Ignores Record of Flouting Both

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  February 6, 2018 Schuette’s rhetoric differs from his actions MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling out Attorney General Bill Schuette for his hypocrisy around calls for reforms to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. The watchdog organization, who has been a leading voice advocating real FOIA reform, is actively…

Progress Michigan Response to Former Governor John Engler’s Appointment to Lead MSU

  January 30, 2018 Partisanship, past failures to protect vulnerable citizens raise real concerns  LANSING — Watchdog group Progress Michigan issued the following response to the appointment of former governor John Engler as interim president of Michigan State University. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan: “At a time…