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Progress Michigan Statement on Gov. Snyder Signing Failed Roads Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Gov. Snyder Signing Failed Roads Plan Bills asks Michigan families to pay more for bad roads, asks nothing of wealthy LANSING — Today, Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of roads bills aimed to give Republicans…

Senate Republican Committee Punishes Voters for Voting Against Republicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Republican Committee Punishes Voters for Voting Against Republicans Ending straight party ticket voting a scheme to limit options for voters LANSING — Today, the Michigan Senate Elections Committee voted along party lines to end straight ticket voting. The bill,…

Progress Michigan Statement on Schuette Bailout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 5, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Schuette Bailout House Appropriations forced to transfer money to pay for Schuette’s failure in marriage equality case MICHIGAN — This week, the House Appropriations Committee voted on Legislative Transfer Request 2015-8 to transfer funds to Attorney…

You Call This a Roads Plan?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 3, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org You Call This a Roads Plan? GOP had five years to come up with plan, utterly failed LANSING — The $1.2 billion roads plan passed by the GOP-controlled legislature doesn’t generate the needed revenue for critical infrastructure fixes for several…

AFT Michigan: Organizer

AFT Michigan, a union of 99 locals and 35,000 members working across the state in PreK-12, intermediate school districts, community colleges, and universities, is seeking an organizer to help build strong local unions of educators. Candidates should have strong one-on-one organizing skills, deep knowledge of the education workplace, significant experience working with diverse populations, and…

Progress Michigan to Schuette: Stop Offensive, Misleading Campaign Against Parole Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 15, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan to Schuette: Stop Offensive, Misleading Campaign Against Parole Reform LANSING – Today Progress Michigan released the following statement condemning Attorney General Bill Schuette’s offensive and misleading campaign against House Bill 4138, a parole reform bill that seeks to…

Progress Michigan on The Passing of Activist & Educator Bonnie Bucqueroux

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 14, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on The Passing of Activist & Educator Bonnie Bucqueroux MICHIGAN — The passing of Bonnie Bucqueroux, an activist, journalist and Michigan State University educator, is a heavy loss for progressive activists and her former students around the state. “This…