Progress Michigan blog posts.

#MiCalling: Gov. Rick Snyder

On March 9, Gov. Snyder will be on Michigan Public Radio’s “Michigan Calling” program and will take questions from Michiganders. The program will air from 9-10 a.m. Monday morning. Callers can submit questions at (866) 255-2762 as well as on Facebook at “Michigan Calling,” or on Twitter with the #MiCalling hashtag. Below are some questions…

If You Don’t Vote, Please Complain

I often hear progressives say, “If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” The statement is usually directed at people who fail to vote in elections – and is often made in despair when new, harmful policies are announced or laws are passed by conservative-led legislatures. As progressives, we should stop telling people not to complain. Instead,…

Media Accountability?

When we send out a press release, we hope to get a response from the media. We often field phone calls and emails asking us to elaborate or give an original quote. It’s not often we’re attacked by members of the media for sending what we send or saying what we say. We sent out…

Higher Education, Higher Costs

By Brad O’Neil Although Governor Snyder’s new budget proposal includes an increase in funding for higher education, the proposed increases are still nowhere near where they need to be. In fact, even with the increase the higher education budget is still $34 million below its 2011 levels. Not only has decreased funding made it harder…