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GOP Attempts to Further Scuttle Michigan’s FOIA Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 5, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Attempts to Further Scuttle Michigan’s FOIA Laws Info about pipeline safety would be barred from FOIA under proposed legislation LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding attempts by conservatives in the Michigan Legislature to permanently block the…

Progress Michigan Appeals $52,000 FOIA Request Fee from Treasury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 5, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Appeals $52,000 FOIA Request Fee from Treasury Organization questions if massive fees are attempt to keep information from the public LANSING —Progress Michigan has filed an appeal with the Michigan Department of Treasury after the department claimed it would need…

Progress Michigan on Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Progress Michigan May 1, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Resignation “Shoot em” comments about Baltimore, call for investigation leads to swift resignation WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the resignation of Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Teana Walsh. Earlier this morning, the…

UPDATED: ‘Shoot em’: Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Calls for Shooting Protesters in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 1, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org ‘Shoot em’: Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Calls for Shooting Protesters in Baltimore Why is Prosecutors Office defending someone calling for violence against citizens? UPDATE: Assistant prosecutor Teana Walsh has resigned. DETROIT — Progress Michigan is calling for a thorough investigation of a…

Lucrative Contracts & Massive Campaign Contributions: Bill Schuette’s Cozy Relationship with Warner Norcross & Judd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 27, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lucrative Contracts & Massive Campaign Contributions: Bill Schuette’s Cozy Relationship with Warner Norcross & Judd Attorney General received $68K in campaign cash, while law firm received $728,000 in state contracts  MICHIGAN — Bill Schuette and his former employer, Warner Norcross & Judd,…

GOP Plans RFRA Hearing Under Cover of Supreme Court Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 24, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Plans RFRA Hearing Under Cover of Supreme Court Hearings Controversial legislation scheduled on same day as start of marriage equality case LANSING — In a pitiful attempt to avoid public criticism and less media scrutiny, Republicans are taking testimony on a Religious…

Money Speaks Louder than Words

By Brad O’Neil Our elected leaders are back in session and yet another piece of legislation is being rammed through the Republican-controlled legislature with little review and even less debate. Senate Bill 248 puts corporate profits above the health and well-being of accident victims by enacting major changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. The…

Senate Committee Approves Anti-Family Bill Package That Hurts Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 22, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Committee Approves Anti-Family Bill Package That Hurts Children Adoption discrimination bills passed out of a Senate Committee today LANSING — A package of bills passed out of a Senate committee today would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against and refuse services to…