Progress Michigan blog posts.

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Branding and Communications for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Branding and Communications for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Upon hearing that four days after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) admitted fault in the Flint Water Crisis, the department was requesting proposals for a branding and marketing plan, Progress Michigan offered the following response to the RFP. The…

Rick Jones: Beyoncé Quoter

Senator Rick Jones appropriated the words of Queen Bey last week when he proposed taking away health insurance benefits for couples that live together but aren’t married. Currently, the law says that unmarried people are allowed to apply for state benefits just like married couples are, as long as they live together. Sen. Jones was…

Toxic Ignorance

Three consecutive headlines caught my eye this morning in a way that could only be ignored by the likes of Gov. Rick Snyder, who routinely ignores problems created by his administration until it’s too late. MLive: Elevated lead found in more Flint kids after water switch, study finds MLive: State says data shows no link…

Walker Declares War on Working People, Immediately Waves White Flag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 21, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Walker Declares War on Working People, Immediately Waves White Flag Attacking working people is not how you govern — or run for president MICHIGAN — Today, Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker is expected to suspend his campaign amid abysmal polling numbers…

Five Questions Attorney General and State Police Should Answer in Investigations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 17, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Five Questions Attorney General and State Police Should Answer in Investigations Investigation into Courser and Gamrat not complete until all questions answered LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Michigan State Police to expand…