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Progress Michigan Executive Director Reacts to Bill that Would Double Campaign Contributions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 10, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Executive Director Reacts to Bill that Would Double Campaign Contributions More money in politics is not what Michigan needs LANSING — A Republican-sponsored bill that would double the maximum amount of money that citizens could contribute to candidates…

Leaked Documents Show MI Legislators Asked to Take Pledge Putting Corporate Bill Mill Ahead of Constituents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 6, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Leaked Documents Show MI Legislators Asked to Take Pledge Putting Corporate Bill Mill Ahead of Constituents Leak shows how far American Legislative Exchange Council will push its members to protect its interests LANSING — New leaked documents show that corporate…

Progress Michigan Executive Director Statement on the Decision to Declare Detroit Eligible for Bankruptcy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, Lonnie@progressmichigan.org “There is no disputing that rebuilding the great city of Detroit is paramount to a better future for the State of Michigan,” said Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “As the bankruptcy restructuring plan progresses, it’s vital…

Mackinac Center Exposed: Who’s running Michigan?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, November 13, 2013 CONTACT: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org   Report: Mackinac Center A Front Group for Right-Wing Extremism “Who’s Running Michigan, the far-right influence of Mackinac Center for Public Policy” unveils political donations, questionable moves from far-right think tank  LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan and the Center…

Progress Michigan Launches ‘Snyder Fails’ Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@snyderfails.org   Progress Michigan Launches ‘Snyder Fails’ Website Campaign will hold Snyder accountable for right-wing policies hurting working families   LANSING, MI – With three years of Michigan falling behind under Governor Rick Snyder, Progress Michigan today launched a new…

Snyder’s Tricks (for Working Families) and Treats (for the Wealthy, Corporate CEOs and the Far-Right)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder’s Tricks (for Working Families) and Treats (for the Wealthy, Corporate CEOs and the Far-Right) Snyder has some scary priorities when it comes to helping Michigan families LANSING — For the past three years, Governor Rick Snyder’s right-wing agenda…

Progress Michigan Calls Out Governor For Failing to Protect Detroit Pensioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 29, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls Out Governor For Failing to Protect Detroit Pensioners DETROIT — It was revealed by Gov. Rick Snyder at yesterday’s Detroit bankruptcy hearing that he knew he had the power to make Detroit’s bankruptcy filing contingent on protecting…

Progress Michigan Calls Snyder What He Is — Just Another Politician

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 28, 2013 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Calls Snyder What He Is — Just Another Politician Snyder: “I don’t recall.” DETROIT — Today at the Detroit bankruptcy hearing, Gov. Rick Snyder continually dodged questions from attorneys representing the retirees of Detroit. From the Detroit News:…

Immunity in the Emergency Room

The reason bills are introduced in committee before going to the House or Senate floor for a vote is to have healthy discussion about the pros and cons of potential legislation. A bipartisan committee fosters a conversation about said bill, which would only go to the floor for a vote if it’s solid legislation. Committees…