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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…

Secchia Donations Must Be Returned After He Blames Nassar Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2018 Secchia Donations Must Be Returned After He Blames Nassar Survivors GOP Mega-Donor has given over hundreds of thousands to Republicans in last decade alone LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling for Republicans like Bill Schuette to return donations from mega-donor Peter Secchia after he made tone-deaf…

GOP-led Legislature Votes to Send School Dollars to For-Profit Charters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 18, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP-led Legislature Votes to Send School Dollars to For-Profit Charters Vote shows GOP put DeVos campaign contributions ahead of students  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding SB 574, which would divert public funds from public schools and move…

Amazon Skips Michigan, Proving Snyder Years a Total Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 18, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Amazon Skips Michigan, Proving Snyder Years a Total Fraud Tax giveaways instead of investing in critical infrastructure leave Michigan out of the running LANSING — Today, Amazon announced the 20 finalists for its second headquarters leaving Detroit and other Michigan…