Progress Michigan blog posts.

Why “Dems for Life” Miss the Mark

  In an era where our access to reproductive health care is under constant attack from the GOP, the last thing we need is Democrats carrying water for the anti-abortion cause. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Michiganders will be getting when the national Dems for Life conference arrives in East Lansing this weekend. The group’s agenda…

#RedForEd Calls for Proper School Funding

  Thanks to nearly a decade of total Republican control and years of cuts to public education, Michigan schools are struggling to afford resources for their students and educators. Between the Education Achievement Authority, cuts to teachers’ pensions, and stifling budget cuts to K-12 education here in the state, it’s no surprise that students are…

You’re Killing Me, Shirkey

  “Transparency hawk” is a pretty cool title—like a superhero name, but for an elected official who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the fight to ensure our government is truly accountable to the people. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, despite using that term to describe himself…does not do that. In fact,…

Blame the Chamber for Anti-Environment Policy

  This week, activists with Michigan Clean Water Action gathered at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to protest the Chamber’s environmental positions, which favor corporate polluters at the expense of Michiganders’ right to clean air and water. The link here is pretty simple: The Chamber represents businesses across Michigan, corporations often pollute our water and…

GOP Misses the Mark on Auto Insurance

  Republicans in the Michigan Legislature have a plan for auto insurance reform. Unfortunately, it’s not a good one. Last week, both the House and Senate passed bills that would make several changes to our insurance system, most notably letting drivers opt out of unlimited personal injury protection. The House version calls for a reduction…