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Snyder Administration Ordered Treasury to Show ‘Investment Value’ of Aramark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 25, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Administration Ordered Treasury to Show ‘Investment Value’ of Aramark Email obtained through a FOIA request raises questions about administration’s relationship with Aramark An email recently obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request shows that Dennis…

Will Lawmakers Support Resolution to End Aramark Contract?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 25, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Will Lawmakers Support Resolution to End Aramark Contract? Sex acts, drugs and alleged murder plots plague privatized contract  MICHIGAN — In light of recent allegations that an Aramark employee approached an inmate at Michigan prison to solicit a murder for…

Snyder Administration Sells Access to Chief of Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 24, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Administration Sells Access to Chief of Staff Dennis Muchmore named in documents detailing scheme to sell access to corporate donors LANSING — According to a report in the New York Times, Dennis Muchmore, chief of staff to Governor Rick Snyder,…

Progress Michigan Challenges MDOC FOIA Redactions in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 18, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Challenges MDOC FOIA Redactions in Court Watchdog group asserts that information was improperly withheld from release  LANSING — On Thursday morning, public watchdog group Progress Michigan filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections, alleging that the…

Progress Michigan Releases Over 100 Pages of Administrative Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 15, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Releases Over 100 Pages of Administrative Communications Release is part of larger effort to hold executive office accountable LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan released over 100 pages of email communications between Gov. Rick Snyder’s Chief of Staff Dennis…

This Week in Progress

In progressive news this week: More to the Aramark scandal saga, Terri Lynn Land’s hypocritical ISIS statement and Elliott-Larsen amendment roadblocks. This Week in PM Blogging: Let’s Get the Facts Straight, Mr. Baird Gov. Snyder’s right-hand man sure doesn’t take kindly to criticism, especially from women in positions of power. Terri Lynn Land’s Campaign Truck…

Progress Michigan FOIA Reveals Aramark Scandal Reaches Top Levels of Snyder Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 11, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan FOIA Reveals Aramark Scandal Reaches Top Levels of Snyder Administration MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan released a document that was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that shows the top levels of Snyder’s administration pulling strings…