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State Board of Education Takes on Bullies; Michigan Republicans Bully Them For It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 24, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org State Board of Education Takes on Bullies; Michigan Republicans Bully Them For It Punishing State Board for protecting children shows Republican’s real priorities LANSING — Yesterday, a House appropriations committee stripped travel and per diem funding from the State Board…

Michigan Association of Justice: Director of Communications

Reports to the Executive Director Job purpose  The Michigan Association for Justice’s Director of Communications will be responsible for developing an external communications plan to support MAJ’s legislative and political goals, and to promote the civil justice system and the positive image of trial lawyers. This individual will effectively communicate with members and potential members…

Flint Water Task Force Report: Snyder Administration Failed Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 23, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Water Task Force Report: Snyder Administration Failed Flint Snyder focused on long-term solutions; Families in Flint in need of real solutions now LANSING — Today, the Flint Water Task Force released its final report regarding the Flint Water Crisis.…

“You’ve Got to Resign”: #FlintHearing Recap

Miss Gov. Snyder’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week? We live-tweeted the four-hour hearing so you wouldn’t have to. Catch up here on Snyder’s evasive answers (“To my knowledge I had no awareness of that email”) and smack-downs from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Highlights below: House Oversight Committee on #FlintWaterCrisis starting now…

Progress Michigan Statement on FOIA Expansion Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on FOIA Expansion Legislation LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding legislation introduced to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act to include the Office of the Governor. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott,…

Governor Snyder Bypasses Accountability; Forces Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for his Personal Defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 15, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Governor Snyder Bypasses Accountability; Forces Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for his Personal Defense Progress Michigan to submit signatures calling on Snyder to pay his own legal bills LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to…