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Gov. Snyder Tells Us What We Already Know: His Emergency Manager Poisoned Flint Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Tells Us What We Already Know: His Emergency Manager Poisoned Flint Children Announces overdue plans to switch back to Detroit water system  LANSING – Today, Governor Rick Snyder announced that Flint would switch back to Detroit’s water system…

Schuette Pushes FOIA Fees to Block Public’s Right to Know

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Pushes FOIA Fees to Block Public’s Right to Know Documents prove AG Bill Schuette’s Office advises using FOIA fees to discourage public seeking access to information LANSING — Documents obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request…

Whistleblower Lawsuit Raises Further Questions About Cotter’s Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 6, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whistleblower Lawsuit Raises Further Questions About Cotter’s Leadership Allegations lead to more questions about what Speaker Cotter knew and when he knew it LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement after staff members fired by Todd Courser and Cindy…

Progress Iowa: Communications Director

Progress Iowa seeks a Communications Director to coordinate proactive public communications, digital media and campaign communications projects under the direction of the Executive Director. The person we’re looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills, experience speaking on the record, comfort with social media platforms and an ability to handle multiple fast-paced projects…

Questions Abound: Snyder Supreme Court Appointee Authored Secret Bush-Era Indefinite Detention Memo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Questions Abound: Snyder Supreme Court Appointee Authored Secret Bush-Era Indefinite Detention Memo What kind of involvement did Joan Larsen have with torture, interrogation and surveillance memos? MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointee to the Michigan Supreme Court, Joan Larsen, helped author…

Snyder Admin: There’s No Lead Problem, But Here’s Some Water Filters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 29, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Admin: There’s No Lead Problem, But Here’s Some Water Filters Administration denied Flint water problem while secretly distributing 1,500 filters FLINT — News broke today that the Snyder administration secretly organized the distribution of water filters to Flint residents…

Michigan Legislature & Congress Attack Women’s Reproductive Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 29, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Legislature & Congress Attack Women’s Reproductive Rights Anti-choice crusaders in Michigan and Washington push radical agenda MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood in Michigan and across the country as extremist-backed elected officials continue to push…

Walker Declares War on Working People, Immediately Waves White Flag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 21, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Walker Declares War on Working People, Immediately Waves White Flag Attacking working people is not how you govern — or run for president MICHIGAN — Today, Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker is expected to suspend his campaign amid abysmal polling numbers…