Progress Michigan blog posts.

Presumed Violent

UPDATE: According to the Detroit News, the proposed ordinance has been changed. The four-day curfew will now be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will be limited to specific areas surrounding the Detroit River. Those areas were not specifically identified in media reports. However, the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew would still apply…

Death to Progress!

By Brad O’Neil Legislation passed in the House of Representatives this week would essentially eliminate the ability of local government to hold businesses accountable for how they treat their employees and interact with communities. HB 4052, also known as the “Death Star Bill” due to its unprecedented reach and broad effect on local communities, has…

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…