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Bill Schuette Joins the Cast of Michigan ‘Corporate Puppets’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 27, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bill Schuette Joins the Cast of Michigan ‘Corporate Puppets’ Puppet Snyder is joined by Puppet Schuette for a rap about the direction they’re taking Michigan  LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan released the second video of their “Corporate Puppet” series. The latest video introduces a…

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Strange Bedfellows: Progress Michigan Supports Mackinac Center FOIA Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  January 22, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Strange Bedfellows: Progress Michigan Supports Mackinac Center FOIA Lawsuit FOIA reform is an issue we can all agree on LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan announced their support for a lawsuit brought by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy alleging that the Michigan Liquor Control…

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Progress Michigan on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan on President Obama’s State of the Union Address MICHIGAN — The following statement can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight’s contrast between the State of the…

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Progress Michigan Responds to Gov. Snyder’s Fifth State of the State Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Progress Michigan State of the State Response January 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Responds to Gov. Snyder’s Fifth State of the State Address MICHIGAN — Below is Progress Michigan’s statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: “Governor Snyder kept talking about the river of opportunity,…

Corporate Puppets

Tonight is Gov. Snyder’s fifth State of the State address where he will undoubtedly try to whitewash his corporate-driven agenda. You may recall what we did last year with the State of the State. We introduced you to the Fake Rick Snyder. This year, we set out to show Michiganders where Gov. Snyder’s loyalties truly…

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Progress Michigan Presents: Michigan Corporate Puppets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 20, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Presents: Michigan Corporate Puppets Corporate Puppet Rick Snyder gives State of the State on behalf of CEO puppet masters  MICHIGAN — In the lead-up to Gov. Rick Snyder’s fifth State of the State address, Progress Michigan unveiled a new video and…

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Progress Michigan Applauds Federal Judge Ruling that Michigan Must Respect Same Sex Marriages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 15, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds Federal Judge Ruling that Michigan Must Respect Same Sex Marriages Ceremonies performed in March 2014 must be recognized LANSING – Progress Michigan applauded the ruling by a United States Federal Judge that will allow same-sex couples legally wed in…

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Snyder Vetoes NRA-Backed Gun Proliferation Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 15, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Vetoes NRA-Backed Gun Proliferation Legislation MICHIGAN — Today, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that was an attempt by the National Rifle Association to put guns in the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Progress Michigan recently called on Snyder to veto the…

Crashing the Tea Party: Fear and Loathing in Mount Pleasant

By Matthew Kovac With prison profiteers like Aramark enjoying sweetheart deals under Gov. Snyder’s administration, government accountability remains as relevant as ever. So it’s shameful that the Michigan Statewide Grassroots PowWow, billed as a training ground for Tea Party activists in the “battle for freedom,” instead spent the better part of last weekend spewing racist…