Progress Michigan blog posts.

Minimum wage, minimum logic

I was at the House Government Oversight Committee meeting today where lawmakers were taking testimony on SB934, a bill that would scuttle the efforts of the Raise Michigan Coalition to give families a wage that would help lift them out of poverty. This bill is not about raising the wage. It’s about undermining the voice…

If I Had $1,000,000

Today is National Be A Millionaire Day, a day for everyone to think and dream about what it would be like to be a millionaire and then make a plan to reach that goal. Even in America — the land of opportunity — this is easier dreamt than done. Most of us are taught from…

A Penny Earned is a Penny Spent

The idea that raising the wage of the country’s lowest paid workers will result in massive layoffs has always been a laughable concept that the far-right loves to push on the minimum wage debate. “If we raise the minimum wage the sky will fall,” they say. “Not true,” says facts. Raising the minimum wage to…

This Week in Progress

Conservatives in the legislature continued to demonstrate that they don’t trust voters and definitely aren’t interested in our opinions. Also, Bridge Michigan says, you can trust us. Check out Progressive Reads below to find out why. Currently in the land of progress… This week in PM blogging:  Really, Terri Lynn Land! There’s so much to…

Really, Terri Lynn Land!

Since Terri Lynn Land has taken to platitudes when asked about some of her more questionable positions, we thought it would be a helpful public service to pull them together for interested Michiganders. There’s even a message from our good friends, “Corporate Oil” and “The Business Lobby” – try not to get it stuck in…

An Ideology of Fear

Last week, after it became clear that volunteers and workers from around Michigan would secure enough signatures to put a minimum wage increase on the November ballot, Senator Randy Richardville introduced a bill designed to stop the Raise Michigan campaign in its tracks. Once again, Richardville and his allies are using dirty tricks to stifle…

This Week in Progress

There might be a lot of progressive news from the past week, but the only thing on my mind is the nerve of Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. I’m mad as hell — and you should be too! Let’s do it. This week in PM blogging: Minimum Wage & Moms In honor of Mothers Day…

Minimum Wage & Moms

I had dinner with my mom the other week after going and seeing a movie together. During our mother-son chat, we got talking about my work on the Raise Michigan Coalition campaign to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 for ALL low-wage workers. My mom, who is a social worker, asked me what the current…