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Despicable: State to No Longer Help Flint Residents Pay for Water, Will Continue to Pay Snyder’s Legal Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 9, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Despicable: State to No Longer Help Flint Residents Pay for Water, Will Continue to Pay Snyder’s Legal Bills Water still not safe to drink, but Snyder still taking public money for legal defense  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following…

Progress Michigan Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 8, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive…

Progress Michigan: Defund Governor Snyder’s Office Budget Until Snyder Pays His Own Legal Defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 8, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Defund Governor Snyder’s Office Budget Until Snyder Pays His Own Legal Defense Governor Snyder has used public funds for private defense while asking others to take cuts  LANSING — As Governor Rick Snyder lays out his seventh budget…

SOLD! U.S. Cabinet Position Latest Piece of Democracy Gone to the Highest Bidder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org SOLD! U.S. Cabinet Position Latest Piece of Democracy Gone to the Highest Bidder Betsy DeVos is the most dangerously unqualified Secretary of Education in U.S. History MICHIGAN — The following statement about Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as Secretary of Education may be attributed to…

Progress Michigan Names Representative Stephanie Chang ‘Legislator of the Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 6, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Names Representative Stephanie Chang ‘Legislator of the Month’ Chang awarded for standing up for American values by fighting Muslim Ban Executive Order, defending sanctuary cities  LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Stephanie Chang the Legislator of the…

Michigan Leaders: Senators Stabenow and Peters Must Reject Gorsuch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 1, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Leaders: Senators Stabenow and Peters Must Reject Gorsuch Organizers and advocates have grave concerns about Trump’s pick for SCOTUS MICHIGAN — In response to Donald Trump’s selection of Neal Gorsuch as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court,…

Michiganders Continue to Front Bill for Snyder Administration Sins in Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 31, 2017 Contact; Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michiganders Continue to Front Bill for Snyder Administration Sins in Flint Public already footing the bill for Snyder’s legal defense — and now his EMs MICHIGAN — Flint residents should not have to pay the legal bill for the emergency…

Progress Michigan Requests Records Detailing DeVos & GRPS Relationship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 27, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Requests Records Detailing DeVos & GRPS Relationship $67,000 gift and paid D.C. trip for Grand Rapids superintendent raises questions MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan has submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to public bodies seeking information regarding the DeVos family’s…

Progress Michigan Announces New Legislator of the Month Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Announces New Legislator of the Month Award Award will highlight positive work done by our elected officials  LANSING — Progress Michigan, a government watchdog group, announced today that it will give a Legislator of the Month award to…