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Citizens Urge Lansing to Fix Budget by Auditing Private Contracts, Cutting Waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cynthia Paul Thursday, May 6, 2010 (517) 281-4731 Outsourcing state jobs to private sector often results in higher costs, waste LANSING – With a $2-billion state budget deficit and a deadline for resolving it fast approaching, citizens groups today called on the Michigan Legislature to pass a plan requiring the government…

Citizens will Call on Lansing to Fix Budget by Auditing Private Contracts, Cutting Waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cynthia Paul TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 (517) 281-4731 Outsourcing state jobs to private sector often results in higher costs, waste LANSING – With a $2-billion state budget deficit and a deadline for resolving it fast approaching, citizens groups, legislators and public employees on Thursday (May, 6, 2010) will call on the…

Progress Michigan Shows Tea Party Why America Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Leigh Fifelski Thursday, April 15 2010 517-999-3646 Billboard Highlights Member-Submitted Messages, Counters Right-Wing Protestors LANSING – Citizen’s watchdog group Progress Michigan unveiled a massive mobile billboard Thursday, April 15th, emblazoned with messages received from across the state telling the right-wing Tea Party why America works. From Traverse City to Detroit and…

Citizens Group Calls for State Police Probe of GOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: David Holtz Wednesday, April 7, 2010 313-300-4454 Did Michigan Republicans Circumvent Campaign Laws? LANSING, MI—Citizens watchdog group Progress Michigan today called for an investigation by the Michigan State Police into the possibility that the Michigan Republican Party may have circumvented state campaign finance laws. A report today from the Daily Caller,…

Citizens Group, Energy Efficiency Workers Call for Stronger Energy Efficiency Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LEIGH FIFELSKI Friday, March 26, 2010 (517) 999-3646 Report highlights how stronger standard will help reduce energy costs for families, create Michigan jobs LANSING & BAY CITY– Energy contractors will join partners of the ReEnergize Michigan! coalition at Michigan residents’ homes to conduct sample energy audits and unveil a new report…