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This Week in Progress

This Week in PM Blogging:  Not Feeling it yet? Is Rick Snyder our governor or a snake oil salesman? It’s kind of difficult to tell from his latest ad. #MICalling: Michigan Families Demand Answers from Gov. Snyder In a rare opportunity to ask Gov. Snyder some tough questions, we provided Q&A information and sample questions…

A Day in 48217

This week, families in Michigan’s most polluted zip code called on Terri Lynn Land to put Michigan families first and spend a day in their community so that she can see first-hand the type of pollution their families are exposed to every day. These families deal with pollution from the Marathon refinery and other industries…

Let’s ask the tough questions

Could you call this a once in a lifetime opportunity? Eh, maybe it’s more like a “once in a four-year term” opportunity. Still, it’s an opportunity that can’t be missed. Gov. Rick Snyder will be answering listener questions this Friday on Michigan Public Radio. That’s right, our governor, who is well-known for dodging questions from…

#MICalling: Michigan Families Demand Answers from Gov. Snyder

On September 5th, Governor Rick Snyder will be on Michigan Public Radio’s “Michigan Calling” program and will be taking questions from Michiganders.  The program will air from 9-10 a.m. Friday morning. Callers can submit questions at (866) 255-2762 as well as on Facebook at “Michigan Calling,” or on Twitter with the #MICalling hashtag.  Now is the perfect time to hold Gov.…

Not Feeling it Yet?

Governor Snyder released a new ad in which he reminds us that he’s an accountant and our governor. The ad also reminds us that Rick Snyder has failed to lead Michigan to economic recovery. Yes, you heard that right – Rick Snyder’s first post-Labor Day message to voters is, “You might not feel it yet,…

This Week In Progress

Everyone have a fun and safe Labor Day and remember why we celebrate it! This Week in PM Blogging:  Breakdown: Snyder’s Administrative Scandals By the numbers: The dollars and cents of corruption in Snyder’s administration. Tuesdays with Terri: Net Neutrality If you’re wondering what Net Neutrality is, you’re better off Googling it than asking Terri…

Hunting for answers

I found myself asking a lot of questions after the Michigan House decided yesterday to vote on a bill that would allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate a wolf hunt. Highlighted below are some things that I thought about after the vote dropped yesterday that have me hunting for answers: 1. Republicans have now…

Let them Drive Golf Carts

Can you believe this? After years of failing to fix our roads and months of vacation, the Michigan legislature returned today and promptly voted to allow golf carts to be driven on local streets. Seriously? Is that what passes for leadership in the Snyder years? With forecasters calling for another polar vortex, our legislators should…

#WEmatter

Today is national Women’s Equality Day.  Last Monday, I blogged about the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Today marks the date in 1920 that the 19th Amendment was officially added to the U.S. Constitution. At Progress Michigan, every day is Women’s Equality Day, as we fight day…