Progress Michigan blog posts.

Thanks, But No Thanks

Leave it to conservatives like the Michigan GOP to completely fumble a “Let’s thank the teachers” message during National Teacher Appreciation Week. In a feigned attempt to seem like they actually care about teachers, the @MIGOP Twitter account put out this image: If you are a teacher here in Michigan, we want to thank you!…

Money Speaks Louder than Words

By Brad O’Neil Our elected leaders are back in session and yet another piece of legislation is being rammed through the Republican-controlled legislature with little review and even less debate. Senate Bill 248 puts corporate profits above the health and well-being of accident victims by enacting major changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. The…

The Right Wants You to Hate Taxes

Today is Tax Day, which in right-wing circles is basically considered to be an anti-holiday. Conservatives loathe taxes and, therefore, hate Tax Day. Unfortunately, that narrative has taken hold in the minds of many Americans, not just those on the right. When you file your taxes, you’re helping to ensure that we can educate our…

Treasury Requests $52K to Fulfill Progress Michigan FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 9, 2015 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Treasury Requests $52K to Fulfill Progress Michigan FOIA Request Public information given for free by other departments comes with huge price tag  LANSING — Progress Michigan is calling on the Snyder administration to waive onerous fees related to a Freedom of Information…