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Wednesdays in Boston

Have you heard about the latest scandal from the Snyder administration? Brian Calley has been secretly skipping town, hopping on a plane and flying to Boston to attend Harvard. Each Wednesday for two years, our Lt. Governor has quietly left to go to school (never mind the fact that he’s the second in command of…

Elections Aren’t Auctions

Gov. Rick Snyder and Terri Lynn Land, Michigan’s Millionaire Pair, are buying…I mean, vying for…your vote this Election. They’re both working to make sure that their wealthy friends and corporate donors are able to spend as much money as possible to buy your vote. Terri Lynn Land kicked off the spending spree in 2004 when…

This Week in Progress

11 days until Election Day. This Week in PM Blogging:  FEDS: Ex-Snyder Official Under Investigation For all of the scandals that have rocked the Snyder administration, it’s surprising that only one investigation has been launched. Either way, this investigation is welcome news for those wanting to hold Gov. Snyder accountable. Unanswered Aramark Questions There’s one…

When Innovation Isn’t Welcome

By Brad O’Neil Promoting a competitive, entrepreneurial, and business friendly environment in Michigan has been the defining, if not only, image Governor Snyder had worked to portray during his time in office and it’s an image he’s counting on to get him reelected. That’s why it’s odd that the Governor signed a bill on Tuesday…

No Gay Civil Rights? Really?

By Brad O’Neil Did you know that under current Michigan law, a person can be fired, denied housing, or otherwise discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity? That’s right. And what are Governor Snyder and conservatives in the legislature doing about it? Nothing. In fact, some of those legislators went so far…

Unanswered Aramark Questions

As you’ve heard by now, Gov. Rick Snyder’s contract with Aramark has been a disaster and is a public safety concern for Michigan residents. Despite all we know, including drug smuggling, a murder-for-hire plot and sexual romps, we still have questions that need to be answered. Dennis Muchmore and Dan Heyns discussed cancelling the $98,000…

This Week in Progress

This Week in PM Blogging: Can We Really Wait Until 2038? Wait for it… Wait for it… Is it 2038 yet? Gov. Snyder’s pitch to Michiganders that the state is on the road to recovery might take awhile to set in — about 24 years to be exact. Blood is Thicker than Michiganders Gov. Snyder…