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Flint Residents Forced to Pay for Poison Under Snyder Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 26, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Residents Forced to Pay for Poison Under Snyder Plan Snyder’s budget supplemental fails to make Flint families whole MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder will be signing a budget supplemental today that forces Flint residents to continue to pay for…

Progress Michigan Calls for Snyder Resignation In Light of New Emails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 26, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Snyder Resignation In Light of New Emails Emails also reveal officials purposefully avoiding state FOIA law LANSING – Progress Michigan is calling for Governor Snyder’s resignation following the release of damning emails in the Detroit Free…

Another Snyder Spin

On February 16, Gov. Snyder posted a minute-long video of himself volunteering at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. The video shows him touring the food bank, prepping food for distribution, and shaking hands and having conversations with other volunteers while the president of the food bank talks about how the food bank is…

Bought and Paid for Ed Committee Plan for DPS Still Not Extreme Enough for DeVos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 24, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bought and Paid for Ed Committee Plan for DPS Still Not Extreme Enough for DeVos DeVos family and cronies have greased palms of House Republicans in attempt to dismantle DPS  LANSING –The DeVos family bought and paid for the House…

Vet Home Audit Highlights Continued Privatization Failures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 18, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Vet Home Audit Highlights Continued Privatization Failures Gov. Snyder’s crusade to privatize public services riddled with problems LANSING — The latest audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans shows that Gov. Rick Snyder’s crusade to privatize public services in…

Snyder Continues to Hide Behind FOIA Exemption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 12, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Continues to Hide Behind FOIA Exemption Daily revelations show how administration bungled Flint Water Crisis, still no transparency MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s latest email dump and his attempt to hide from…

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…

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…