Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

Everyone Needs Paid Sick Days

Winter is in full swing in Michigan, as is flu season. Even the most rigorous hand washing, sanitizing, and multivitamin regimen can’t always protect us from the dreaded flu or cold – especially if you have kids (a.k.a small germ factories). When an unexpected illness strikes, sometimes it’s impossible to even get out of bed,…

Ghost Writing for Courser

This week, Representative Todd Courser issued a long, rambling statement complaining about the process of how he was assigned a seat in the House of Representatives. Courser’s complaint followed an earlier fight over the design of his office. You read that right, a newly elected member of the House of Representatives is more worried about…

NRA Priorities for Michigan

By Brad O’Neil Just as one unnecessary and dangerous bill is averted another is introduced. Welcome to NRA-controlled Michigan. Earlier this month, Governor Snyder vetoed an NRA (National Rifle Association)-backed bill that would have made it possible for individuals with PPOs (Personal Protection Orders) or as they’re more commonly known, Restraining Orders, to obtain CPLs…

This Week in Progress

This week we heard about the State of the State and the State of the Union. This week in PM Blogging: Corporate Puppets You may recall what we did last year with the State of the State. We introduced you to the Fake Rick Snyder. This year, we set out to show Michiganders where Gov. Snyder’s…

The Contract of Contradictions

You thought conservatives in our legislature over the last four years were bad? Well, say hello to two of your newly elected State House representatives, Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Courser and Gamrat are the poster children for the Right’s Dominionist Movement in Michigan and they let us know it every chance they get –…

Corporate Puppets

Tonight is Gov. Snyder’s fifth State of the State address where he will undoubtedly try to whitewash his corporate-driven agenda. You may recall what we did last year with the State of the State. We introduced you to the Fake Rick Snyder. This year, we set out to show Michiganders where Gov. Snyder’s loyalties truly…