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Lame Duck Legislative Update

Sandwiched between busy holiday seasons, Michigan’s lame duck session can often go overlooked, but it’s during this time — and all the distractions that come with it — that some of our most controversial laws have come to pass. Rape insurance? Lame duck. Right to Work? Lame duck. A lot can happen in lame duck…

Don’t Mess With Our Elections

We’re live-blogging the Elections and Ethics Committee hearing. Watch the hearing here and stay tuned for our updates. Just b/c the committee meeting is over doesn’t mean you can’t speak out on HB5974. Sign our petition: http://t.co/ecPB1TownD #MiLameDuck — Progress Michigan (@ProgressMich) December 2, 2014 On opposition, Lyons says: We have the authority to do this. #MiLameDuck —…

Gotta Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at Progress Michigan! Enjoy the food, family and football today and know that we’re thankful for your support every single day. Here are a few things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving: –Progressive Bloggers / Independent Media –A higher minimum wage that’s tied to inflation –Congressman John Dingell –Protests in solidarity…

Can We Talk?

I don’t mean to downplay or disrespect the power of people who faced down police dogs, fire hoses and mob violence in the fight for civil rights and it’s not just because I’m a media jackal that I’m playing up the role of the media, but I don’t want to even try to imagine that…

Thoughts on Ferguson

As I sat and watched the events unfold in Ferguson last night I was filled with many emotions. As a parent, my first thoughts were with Michael Brown’s family and the pain they’re enduring as they not only bury their son, but as they received word that their son’s killer would not be brought to…

25,000 and Counting

As one of Michigan’s most trusted watchdog groups, we have worked hard to hold the Snyder administration accountable for managing the contract between Aramark and the Department of Corrections. To that end, we submitted a FOIA request on September 12th asking for all documents related to the contract. It’s two-plus months later and we’re still…