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Good News: Pension Tax Not a Tax

Seniors paying the tax on pensions, passed by Michigan’s conservative controlled legislature and signed by Governor Snyder, are not actually paying a tax on their pensions, according to Rick Snyder. That’s right, despite the fact that seniors are, in fact, paying taxes on pensions that they didn’t pay before Rick Snyder changed the tax code…

This Week in Progress

At a media training yesterday, I heard the best comment about Michigan’s lame duck session: “That sucker quacks.” That it does, but between now and then, we’ve got plenty of progress to make. This Week in PM Blogging: Gotta get down on Friday Friday news dumps are nothing unusual. However, last Friday was an especially…

H2Omg

I don’t even know where to begin with all the water problems we’ve been dealing with over the last couple weeks. For starters, hundreds of thousands of people in Toledo, Ohio were without drinking water after high levels of a dangerous toxin caused by poisonous algae blooms in Lake Erie were discovered in their water…

Gotta get down on Friday

In politics, not much usually happens on Fridays. However, for Governor Rick Snyder, last Friday (August 8) was one of those “Gotta get down” kind of Fridays where he was really looking forward to the weekend. Friday was just an overall bad day for our governor. The first news to drop was that Scott Woosley,…

This Week in Progress

If you’ve ever been curious about what a “Friday News Dump” was, just check out the afternoon our governor had today. This Week in PM Blogging: Michigan needs leaders, not cowards Hey Michigan Republicans serving in Congress, the U.S. (and Michigan) needs leaders, not cowards. Stand up to the fringes of your party and your…

Justification

When a public official is caught in some sort of wrong-doing, they often try to justify their actions, but the majority of the time, they come off as straight up dishonest and out-of-touch. Enter Scott Woosley, the head of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, who recently tried to justify spending $400 to $500 a…