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It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org It’s Not Just Michigan Prisons: Aramark’s Extensive Rap Sheet Recent history shows a consistent pattern of problems with Aramark MICHIGAN — According to a laundry list of recent media reports, Aramark has a consistent record of failure and problems across the country…

Poor Attendance at Closed-Door Lansing Event Shows ALEC Power Waning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 25, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Poor Attendance at Closed-Door Lansing Event Shows ALEC Power Waning Despite complete GOP-control of legislature, only small handful of lawmakers attend corporate bill mill breakfast  LANSING — Associating with the American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC, is proving too toxic…

Sunshine Week: Progress Michigan Files FOIA Seeking Conversations Between Governor Snyder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  March 18, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sunshine Week: Progress Michigan Files FOIA Seeking Conversations Between Governor Snyder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Requests highlight the need for greater transparency in Michigan LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan filed a Freedom of Information Act request under Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.…

Michigan House GOP Chooses Discrimination Over Michigan’s Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 18, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan House GOP Chooses Discrimination Over Michigan’s Children Passage of House Bills 4188-4190 a license to discriminate LANSING — Today, House Republicans chose to side with those seeking to discriminate against loving families over the health and well-being of children needing permanent…

Let Them Eat Cake: Aramark Employees Served Cake that Rodents Had Eaten

EMBARGOED UNTIL TUESDAY, MARCH 17th @ 5:30AM EST News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Let Them Eat Cake: Aramark Employees Served Cake that Rodents Had Eaten Another scandal uncovered in the state’s relationship with Aramark MICHIGAN — In July 2014, an Aramark employee working at the St. Louis Correctional Facility in Mid-Michigan…

Sunshine Week: Governor Rick Snyder Lobbied by Governor Jeb Bush Using Personal Email

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sunshine Week: Governor Rick Snyder Lobbied by Governor Jeb Bush Using Personal Email Documents obtained via FOIA request include personal emails regarding state business between Governor Rick Snyder and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan highlighted a private…

Gov. Snyder Chooses Partisan Politics Over Michigan’s Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 12, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Governor Snyder Chooses Partisan Politics Over Michigan’s Students Move of School Reform office to DTMB strictly a partisan political move LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to explain to Michigan residents why he chose partisan politics…

Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Al Pscholka to Apologize for Insensitive Remarks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 11, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls on Rep. Al Pscholka to Apologize for Insensitive Remarks Rep. Al Pscholka uses derogatory language to describe the LGBT community and people with mental illness LANSING — Today, on the House floor, Representative Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) attempted to…