Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Colbeck’s War on History

By Matthew Kovac State Senator Patrick Colbeck is at it again. Back in 2013, Colbeck sponsored a bill calling for schools to institute a Patriot Week that would indoctrinate students with nationalist and militarist “history” lessons. Now, in a series of red-baiting Facebook posts, Colbeck is railing against late civil rights activist and historian Howard…

Yes, Let’s Talk Facts

  Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy just cleared an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the shooting of 20-year old Terrance Kellom. The shooting was ruled as justified and no charges will be filed against the agent. During a raid on Kellom’s family home in Detroit while serving a warrant for Kellom’s connection to an…