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Five Questions Attorney General and State Police Should Answer in Investigations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Five Questions Attorney General and State Police Should Answer in Investigations Investigation into Courser and Gamrat not complete until all questions answered LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan State Police to expand…

Botched Investigation Leads to Full-Blown Legislative Circus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Botched Investigation Leads to Full-Blown Legislative Circus Cotter’s handling of situation leaves more questions than answers LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the investigation — if one can truly call it that — looking into the actions…

Cotter’s Committee Votes to Shield Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Cotter’s Committee Votes to Shield Speaker Independent investigation only way to get the whole truth LANSING — Progress Michigan is continuing its demand for an independent investigation into the Courser-Gamrat scandal after the committee hand-picked by Speaker Cotter rushed to…

House GOP Hearings into Courser-Gamrat a ‘Pathetic Joke’ and a Cover-Up of Speaker Cotter’s Role

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House GOP Hearings into Courser-Gamrat a ‘Pathetic Joke’ and a Cover-Up of Speaker Cotter’s Role Progress Michigan renews call for independent investigation LANSING — Progress Michigan is demanding an independent investigation into the Courser-Gamrat scandal after witnessing the House’s investigative…

Where’s the Full Report? Progress Michigan Responds to House Report on Courser & Gamrat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 31, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Where’s the Full Report? Progress Michigan Responds to House Report on Courser & Gamrat Full report with evidence should be released to explain Speaker’s failure to investigate LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the House Business Office (HBO) report…

Colbeck’s War on History

By Matthew Kovac State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now, in a series of red-baiting Facebook posts, Colbeck is railing against late civil rights activist and historian Howard…

Progress Michigan Demands Release of Courser-Gamrat Evidence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Demands Release of Courser-Gamrat Evidence Public has a right to review all documents before any action is taken on report LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the House Business Office seeking…

Progress Michigan Calls for Immediate Release of House Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 24, 2015 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734 -250-2070, Hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Immediate Release of House Report Courser-Gamrat Report should be publicly available LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan is slamming the decision by House Speaker Kevin Cotter to keep the Courser-Gamrat report “in his grip” without public disclosure. “We’ve…

Report: Snyder Administration Oversight Failures Led to Aramark Problems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 18, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Snyder Administration Oversight Failures Led to Aramark Problems Emails show that lack of state oversight and follow through a constant occurrence LANSING ­— A report released today by Progress Michigan, a government watchdog group, shows that the Snyder administration and the…