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Insult to Injury: Michigan GOP Has Learned Nothing from Flint Water Crisis

By Matthew Kovac Nearly a year after the Flint Water Crisis exploded onto the national stage, Gov. Snyder and his Republican colleagues appear hell-bent on creating the conditions for yet another environmental disaster. Back in July, Gov. Snyder appointed ex-BP oil lobbyist Heidi Grether to head the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Today the Michigan Senate’s…

Report: Michigan Republicans Continue Trend of Defunding Higher Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 6, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Michigan Republicans Continue Trend of Defunding Higher Education Students and families bear the brunt of increased tuition thanks to GOP budget cuts MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the latest report from the Michigan League for…

Bill Schuette Just Won’t Quit, But He Should

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 2, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Just Won’t Quit, But He Should Schuette files yet another wasteful appeal on straight ticket voting option LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Attorney General Bill Schuette’s continued attempt to ignore the will of the people and…

Exporting extremism

Having already purchased the Michigan Republican Party to push their right-wing, extremist agenda, the DeVos family is now exporting their corporate cash to other territories to buy elected officials and political influence in other parts of the country. Case in point, Tennessee, where it’s reported that the DeVos family is meddling in a state house…

Report: Trump’s Default Plan Could Sink MI Home Values $50K, Kill 96K Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Trump’s Default Plan Could Sink MI Home Values $50K, Kill 96K Jobs Donald Trump’s economic policies flirt with economic disaster MICHIGAN — A new study finds that Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to default on the U.S. debt could cost Michiganders…

Snyder Spends 2x More On Legal Defense than State Workers with Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  August 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Spends 2x More On Legal Defense than State Workers with Charges Snyder, despite no charges, spent more on himself than DEQ employees with charges MICHIGAN — Despite the fact that no official charges related to the Flint Water Crisis have…

Michigan Should Follow DOJ Example and End Privatization in Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 18, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Should Follow DOJ Example and End Privatization in Prisons DOJ to end use of private prisons, citing safety and cost concerns MICHIGAN — The Department of Justice announced today that it plans to end the use of federal private prisons,…

Schuette Ignored Flint Residents For Over A Year Before Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 17, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Ignored Flint Residents For Over A Year Before Investigation Republican attorney general only showed up once cameras arrived MICHIGAN — It’s been reported that Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette received over a dozen complaints from Flint residents regarding water…

Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off GOP legislators stay quiet while Snyder takes money from public school employees LANSING — Across the state today, teachers, support staff, students and parents are protesting Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued assault on…