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Bill Schuette Joins Lawsuit to Lower Wages, Take Away Healthcare Worker Overtime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 6, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Joins Lawsuit to Lower Wages, Take Away Healthcare Worker Overtime Amicus brief chooses for-profit agencies over Michigan workers  LANSING — On December 23, 2015, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in…

Federal Investigation, Complete Disclosure Necessary in Flint Water Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 5, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Federal Investigation, Complete Disclosure Necessary in Flint Water Crisis U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate Flint Water Crisis MICHIGAN — Roughly two months after Progress Michigan called on Michigan’s federal investigators to look into the Flint Water Crisis, the U.S. Attorney’s…

Snyder Signs Partisan Move to Lengthen Lines at Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 5, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Signs Partisan Move to Lengthen Lines at Polls Eliminating straight party ticket voting another conservative attempt to rig elections MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that limits the options that voters have at the ballot box, which…

House Leadership Spends over $77,000 on Courser/Gamrat Scandal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  January 4, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Leadership Spends over $77,000 on Courser/Gamrat Scandal House spends more than lawmaker yearly salary to expel lawmakers LANSING — To investigate the Courser/Gamrat scandal, the Michigan House leadership decided to pay an outside law firm over $77,000, in lieu…

Detroit Food Policy Council: Research and Policy Program Manager

Research and Policy Program Manager Area of Focus: Food Systems Research and Policy, Land Use, Urban Agriculture, Economic and Community Development  Organizational Description: The Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) is an advisory, monitoring and implementation body that is committed to nurturing the development and maintenance of a food-secure City of Detroit in which all of…

Progress Michigan Statement on Wyant Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan   December 29, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Wyant Resignation   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the resignation of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and the ongoing Flint Water Crisis. “So far under Gov. Rick Snyder’s watch, there…

Snyder Administration Leans on Lies to Avoid Flint Water Disclosures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Administration Leans on Lies to Avoid Flint Water Disclosures Lie told by Health Department lawyer needs investigation LANSING — In a recent story by the Detroit Free Press, it was reported that a lawyer for the Department of Health…

Senate Votes Straight Ticket to Eliminate Straight Ticket Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  December 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Votes Straight Ticket to Eliminate Straight Ticket Voting Michigan GOP Uses Last Session Day Before The Holidays to Prove That They Hate Democracy  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the Michigan GOP’s attempt to rig elections…

Statement from Progress Michigan on Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 7, 2015 Statement from Progress Michigan on Federal Whistleblower Lawsuit Suit another sign of failed leadership by Speaker Kevin Cotter LANSING — Progress Michigan made the following statement regarding the filing of a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the Michigan House of Representatives. “From the beginning, Progress Michigan…