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Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform Rather than spewing vitriol, should be calling for comprehensive immigration reform  MICHIGAN — According to a story today about the possible relocation of 60 unaccompanied minor refugees from…

Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water Detroit’s emergency manager gives pay raises to politicians, non-union officials DETROIT — According to recent media reports, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has decided to give Detroit’s mayor, city council…

Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 30, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case Court says CEOs can force religious beliefs onto employees  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that sided with Hobby Lobby in a case that says the…

This Week in Progress

We’re all over the map. We weigh in Michigan’s failed charter experiment, the conservative War on Women shows no signs of ceasing, we travel to Chicago to fight climate change, and talk about Iraq. Let’s dig in. This week in PM blogging: Public Dollars, Private Profit Michigan’s charter experiment has been a failure by educational…

Is this ergonomically correct?

First, State Sen. Roger Kahn actually said he was “tired and wanted to go home” in the midst of marathon legislative sessions attempting to fully fund our roads. Then, one day after Michigan’s legislative leaders left for their three month paid vacation after a job not done, renovations began on the Capitol steps. Now, lawmakers…

Let’s talk about Iraq, baby

Let’s talk about the G.O.P. Let’s talk about all the good things (and the bad things). Let’s talk about Iraq. Like teaching safe sex in public schools, recognizing the Bush administration’s central role in packaging and selling the Iraq war with poorly conceived photoshop mockups would help prevent costly mistakes now – and in the…

National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 24, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation Proof that Michigan’s charter schools need better financial oversight MICHIGAN — This week, the Detroit Free Press is running an in-depth series highlighting wasteful spending, self-dealing,…

Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions Land should not get a pass for fudging the facts  MICHIGAN — During a press scrum following a candidate forum with the Small Business Association of Michigan, Terri Lynn Land…

Potholes or Progress

Michigan’s roads are in bad shape. If you drive on the roads or talk to an agitated driver it’s easy to tell. Sadly, the only people in Michigan that seem to think that fixing our roads is no big deal are the same people that have the power to fix them. Last week, conservatives in…

Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 16, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment LANSING — It was announced today that John Covington, the chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority, resigned from his position. This is the latest — and largest — piece…