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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…

Stand Up For Progress Tickets Go on Sale Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Stand Up For Progress Tickets Go on Sale Friday Fundraiser features stand up comedy from The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan announced today that tickets for the organization’s first-ever Stand Up For Progress fundraiser go on sale Friday. Al Madrigal of The…

WDIV Anchor Makes Disparaging Remark About Michigan’s Arab Population

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan & ACCESS  May 7, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org WDIV Anchor Makes Disparaging Remark About Michigan’s Arab Population Comments only fuel hatred toward Michigan’s robust Arab community  DETROIT — During a segment on Wednesday evening, a WDIV news anchor made a disparaging comment about the state’s Arab population that…

Prop 1 Results Show Voters Want Corporations and the Wealthy to Pay Fair Share

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  May 5, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Prop 1 Results Show Voters Want Corporations and the Wealthy to Pay Fair Share Progress Michigan poll shows voters are tired of bearing the brunt of business tax giveaways MICHIGAN — With today’s defeat of Proposal 1, it’s clear that…

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…