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Statement on Botched Prevailing Wage Repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Botched Prevailing Wage Repeal MICHIGAN — The following statement is from Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan on the breaking news that the attempt to repeal the prevailing wage by way of petition signatures appears to have come…

Progress Michigan Pushes to Expedite Schuette FOIA Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Pushes to Expedite Schuette FOIA Lawsuit Motion filed with Court of Appeals after state, federal complaints filed against Schuette  LANSING —Progress Michigan has filed a motion to expedite their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Attorney General Bill…

Hammoud, Camilleri Awarded Legislator of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Representatives Abdullah Hammoud and Darrin Camilleri Awarded Legislator of the Month Representatives named for their efforts to engage young Michiganders in the political process LANSING — Progress Michigan has named State Representatives Abdullah Hammoud and Darrin Camilleri as the co-winners…

Schuette Needs to Investigate Calley’s Travel While in Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Attorney General Schuette to Investigate Calley’s Harvard Travel Questions about who paid for Calley’s Harvard education while on taxpayer time need answers LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to launch an…

‘Political Patronage at Its Worst’: Hatch Act Complaint Filed Against Schuette

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 5, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Political Patronage at Its Worst’: Hatch Act Complaint Filed Against Schuette Progress Michigan holding Schuette accountable for misusing public funds MICHIGAN — Attorney General Schuette violated federal law when he hired current and former campaign staffers and political operatives to taxpayer-funded positions…

Interim U.S. Attorney Pick Embroiled in Transparency Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  January 4, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Interim U.S. Attorney Pick Embroiled in Transparency Lawsuit As Chief Deputy Attorney General, Matthew Schneider used private emails for public business, lawsuit claims  LANSING — In the wake of Matthew Schneider, Attorney General Bill Schuette’s chief deputy, being tapped to be…

Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Over Schuette’s Hiring of Political Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 2, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Over Schuette’s Hiring of Political Staff Freep investigation showed Schuette playing fast and loose with public funds LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan mailed a campaign finance complaint to the Secretary of State’s office over Attorney General Bill…

GOP’s Crusade to Rob Teachers of $550 Million Ends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 20, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP’s Crusade to Rob Teachers of $550 Million Ends Michigan Supreme Court sides with hardworking teachers  LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding teachers and their unions for beating back a drawn-out, wasteful lawsuit from the Snyder administration and Attorney General Bill…

Schuette Uses Public Funds to Stack Office with Political Allies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Shady Schuette December 15, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Uses Public Funds to Stack Office with Political Allies AG is using his office for political gain, rather than protecting the people MICHIGAN — Attorney General Bill Schuette is loading up his public office with political allies who are clearly…

Progress Michigan Names Representative Kristy Pagan Legislator of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 12, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden,734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names Representative Kristy Pagan Legislator of the Month Pagan named for her work to hold charter schools and for-profit management companies to the same standards as all schools LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Kristy Pagan ‘Legislator of the Month’…