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Self-Congratulatory Schuette Should Investigate Entire Aramark Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Self-Congratulatory Schuette Should Investigate Entire Aramark Contract Hundreds of fired employees, numerous food problems demand state’s attention MICHIGAN — In the wake of an investigation into an assault-for-hire plot involving a former Aramark employee, Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill…

House GOP Passes Death Star Bill, Obliterate Local Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  May 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House GOP Passes Death Star Bill, Obliterate Local Control The dark side would be proud of the Michigan GOP  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding House passage of the Death Star bill, or HB4052: “It is apparent that the…

Hypocrisy Alert: Representative Graves Praised ‘Local Control’ in Past; Tramples on it Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Hypocrisy Alert: Representative Graves Praised ‘Local Control’ in Past; Tramples on it Tuesday Will Rep. Graves stand up for his values or his donors? LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is pointing out the hypocrisy of Representative Joe Graves on local control. Yesterday, Rep.…

Bought and Paid For: Conservatives Bend to the Will of Corporate Lobbyists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  May 19, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bought and Paid For: Conservatives Bend to the Will of Corporate Lobbyists House committee members put interests of Wall Street over Main Street MICHIGAN — Today, 11 conservative lawmakers — who collectively received at least $138,300 from corporate lobbyists who supported the…

Does Michigan Chamber Executive Committee Support Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 14, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Does Michigan Chamber Executive Committee Support Discrimination Against LGBT Employees? Progress Michigan raises question in open letters to executive committee members LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan sent letters to each member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce 2015 Executive Committee inquiring whether…

House Republicans Want to Repair Roads on the Backs of the Working Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 13, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Republicans Want to Repair Roads on the Backs of the Working Class Speaker Cotter’s plan punishes working families for Governor Snyder’s failed leadership on roads  LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter’s plan to…

Senate Committee Vote Punishes Children For Being Homeless, Hurts Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 13, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Committee Vote Punishes Children For Being Homeless, Hurts Families Conservatives continue to wage war against Michigan’s most needy  LANSING — Today, a Senate Committee chose to ignore the struggles faced by homeless and displaced families by voting to strip them of…

Progress Michigan Statement on Prevailing Wage Repeal Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 13, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Prevailing Wage Repeal Efforts LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the push to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law, which just this morning passed out of the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee. “Prevailing wage laws have been…

WDIV Anchor Apologizes On-Air for Remark About Arab American Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  May 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org WDIV Anchor Apologizes On-Air for Remark About Arab American Community Progress Michigan applauds effort to correct mistake DETROIT — On Thursday night, WDIV anchor Carmen Harlan apologized on-air for comments she made that disparaged Detroit’s Arab American communities after Progress Michigan and…