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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…

Equality Michigan: Development Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: Development DirectorJob Supervisor:  Executive DirectorJob Location:  Detroit, MichiganPosition DescriptionThe Development  Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible  for managing and   executing   Equality   Michigan’s   development   operations.      The   development   director collaborates with staff, volunteers and donors to reach annual and long-term goals, with primary…

Progress Michigan Doubles Down on Call for Independent Courser Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  August 10, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Doubles Down on Call for Independent Courser Investigation Michigan State Police should handle probe into lawmaker’s actions, GOP Leadership LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan called for an investigation by the Michigan State Police into the situation surrounding State Rep. Todd…

Speaker Cotter Needs to Be Part of Courser-Gamrat Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  August 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Speaker Cotter Needs to Be Part of Courser-Gamrat Investigation What did the Leadership know and when did they know it? LANSING — In light of the recent scandal involving Tea Party State Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat attempting tocover up their…

Courser/Gamrat Have Deceived Their Constituents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Courser/Gamrat Have Deceived Their Constituents LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the news that Republican state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat allegedly used state resources to try to cover up a extramarital affair between the conservative lawmakers. The…

Progress Michigan Challenges Unreasonable FOIA Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 4, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Challenges Unreasonable FOIA Charges Progress Michigan FOIA seeks information regarding lobbyist influence in Attorney General’s office LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan appealed a cost estimate from the Office of the Attorney General regarding the watchdog group’s latest FOIA request. The…