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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…

Al Madrigal of The Daily Show to Headline Progress Michigan Fundraiser

News from Progress Michigan April 21, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Al Madrigal of The Daily Show to Headline Progress Michigan Fundraiser More information on “Stand Up For Progress” event to come  LANSING — The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal will headline a June 3, 2015 fundraiser for Progress Michigan, the watchdog and advocacy organization announced today. The event, “Stand Up For Progress,” will…

Progress Michigan: Will House Insurance Committee Follow the Money or Lead for Their Constituents?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Will House Insurance Committee Follow the Money or Lead for Their Constituents? Progress Michigan research finds that insurance lobby donated over $40,000 to members of House Insurance Committee in 2014 election cycle LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan released research that…

Republican War on Women Now Waged Against Republican Women?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republican War on Women Now Waged Against Republican Women? Representative Cindy Gamrat Ejected From Republican Caucus; Rep. Courser allowed to stay despite making the exact same criticisms LANSING — Today, State Representative Cindy Gamrat confirmed that she has been barred from attending Republican Caucus meetings as punishment for…

Schuette Seeks to Further Victimize Teen Rape Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Seeks to Further Victimize Teen Rape Victims Attorney General wants to expose names of prison rape victims MICHIGAN — In an ill-advised attempt to defend the state from a class-action sexual assault lawsuit, Attorney General Bill Schuette is seeking to publicly name…

Progress Michigan Calls for Boycott of Dieseltec

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls for Boycott of Dieseltec MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding discriminatory comments made toward the LGBT community by the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Mich. “Discriminating against people because of who they are or whom they love…

Big Donations from Insurance Lobby Go to Supporters of No-Fault Overhaul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Big Donations from Insurance Lobby Go to Supporters of No-Fault Overhaul Five Senators received over $200,000 in total contributions from insurance industry LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling attention to the massive amount of political donations made by the insurance industry…

Treasury Requests $52K to Fulfill Progress Michigan FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Treasury Requests $52K to Fulfill Progress Michigan FOIA Request Public information given for free by other departments comes with huge price tag  LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on the Snyder administration to waive onerous fees related to a Freedom of Information…

After Aramark Failures, Progress Michigan Questions Move to Privatize Prison Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 8, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org After Aramark Failures, Progress Michigan Questions Move to Privatize Prison Stores Privatizing prison services has been a disaster in Michigan, but trend continues  LANSING — The decision to outsource more state prison service jobs to an out-of-state corporation shows that policymakers in…