Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.

Progress Michigan Statement on Snyder Calling National Guard to Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 12, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Snyder Calling National Guard to Flint MICHIGAN — Watchdog group Progress Michigan put out the following statement from its executive director, Lonnie Scott, in response to the news that Gov. Rick Snyder has called in the…

Flint Flashback: Snyder’s First Budget Cut Water Protection Agency Over 10%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 11, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Flashback: Snyder’s First Budget Cut Water Protection Agency Over 10% Snyder’s disinvestment and disinterest in clean water evident from day one by MDEQ cuts  LANSING — In light of the Flint Water Crisis, Progress Michigan is calling attention to…

VIDEO: Republican Cuts Poison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org VIDEO: Republican Cuts Poison Progress Michigan, Agenda Project Video Highlights Flint Water Crisis  MICHIGAN — Today, in conjunction with the Agenda Project, Progress Michigan released a new online video titled Republican Cuts Poison, which serves as a highlight of how Gov. Rick Snyder…

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…

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…