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Snyder’s Deception in Flint Water Crisis Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 10, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder’s Deception in Flint Water Crisis Continues Governor ordered MDEQ to withhold lead test results from local officials MICHIGAN — According to emails obtained by the Flint Journal, in October 2015, Governor Rick Snyder instructed the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality…

Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters: Political Communications Associate

OVERVIEW The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC) is seeking applicants for the full-time, short-term position of Political Communications Associate. Reporting to the Political and Legislative Director and working directly with the Communications Director, the Political Communications Associate will work in executing communication strategies that advance the MRCC’s political agenda for the 2016…

Document: Top Snyder Adviser Warned About Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak in March 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 3, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Document: Top Snyder Adviser Warned About Deadly Legionnaires Outbreak in March 2015 Email to Harvey Hollins shows officials concerned about Flint River as source of drinking water 10 months before state went public LANSING — An email obtained by Progress…

Document: Snyder Admin Trucked In Clean Water for State Building in January 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Document: Snyder Admin Trucked In Clean Water for State Building in January 2015 Latest revelation shows unequal treatment in Flint Water Crisis LANSING — The Snyder administration quietly trucked in water to state buildings in January of 2015 – ten…

No Exemptions from Transparency: New Campaign Launched in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org No Exemptions from Transparency: New Campaign Launched in Michigan Progress Michigan Launches Campaign to End FOIA Exemption for Gov, Legislature LANSING — Progress Michigan announced today that the organization has launched a campaign committed to ending the exemption from Michigan’s…

Snyder Taps Scandal-Plagued Lackey to Advise in Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 26, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Taps Scandal-Plagued Lackey to Advise in Flint  MICHIGAN — It was recently reported that Gov. Rick Snyder had tapped Rich Baird, one of his scandal-plagued advisors, to coordinate the state efforts in Flint. On Monday, it was announced the state…