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Cover Up? Screenshots Reveal Schuette Staff Covering Tracks on Personal Emails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 19, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Cover Up? Screenshots Reveal Schuette Staff Covering Tracks on Personal Emails LANSING — High-ranking staffers within Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office are still using personal emails on state time, despite an ongoing Progress Michigan lawsuit, according to a new report from the…

Republicans Follow DeVos Orders, Move Legislation to Gut Teacher Pension Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 15, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republicans Follow DeVos Orders, Move Legislation to Gut Teacher Pension Fund Snyder should show leadership and veto legislation crafted behind closed doors LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the passage of DeVos-inspired legislation heading to Governor Rick…

Progress Michigan Statement on Charges Against DHHS Director Nick Lyon and Other Snyder/Calley Administration Officials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 14, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Charges Against DHHS Director Nick Lyon and Other Snyder/Calley Administration Officials  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding charges being filed against Nick Lyon, the state’s health director, and other members of the Snyder/Calley administration. “These…

Progress Michigan Names Senator Jim Ananich ‘Legislator of the Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 6, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names Senator Jim Ananich ‘Legislator of the Month’ Ananich honored for his commitment to Flint students and ensuring educators have access to pensions after years of service to our children  LANSING — Progress Michigan has named State Senator…

Did Brian Calley Use Paid, Out-of-State ‘Supporters’ for Part-Time Legislature Announcement?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 6, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Did Brian Calley Use Paid, Out-of-State ‘Supporters’ for Part-Time Legislature Announcement? Questions need to be asked of the lieutenant governor about what he knew and his role LANSING — “What you will see over the course of this summer is the…

Brian Calley Should Return One-Third of Pay for Skipping Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Brian Calley Should Return One-Third of Pay for Skipping Work MACKINAC ISLAND — In the wake of a proposal launch for a part-time legislature, government watchdog group Progress Michigan is calling on Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to return some of the…

Progress Michigan Statement on Part-Time Legislature Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 30, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Part-Time Legislature Proposal Move would concentrate even more power in the hands of corporate lobbyists MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the proposal to make Michigan’s legislature a part-time governing body. “Corporate lobbyists already…

Trump Budget Threatens Michigan Communities and Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 23, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Trump Budget Threatens Michigan Communities and Residents MICHIGAN — Donald Trump’s budget proposal is boon for the wealthy, while Michigan residents and communities get the axe, Progress Michigan said today in a statement. “It’s no wonder so many Michigan Republicans like…

Latest MPSERS Proposal From Republicans Will Worsen Already Bad Situation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 23, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Latest MPSERS Proposal From Republicans Will Worsen Already Bad Situation LANSING ­– Newly introduced legislation to close the public school employee pension system to all new hires would have a damning effect on teacher attraction and retention, Progress Michigan announced…

After Amash Statement, Progress Michigan calls on Michigan’s Republican Members of Congress to take a Stand on Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 18, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org After Amash Statement, Progress Michigan calls on Michigan’s Republican Members of Congress to take a Stand on Trump Michigan citizens deserve to know where members of Congress stand on possible obstruction of justice LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on…