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Reinventing “Reinventing Michigan”

Today, Governor Rick Snyder was challenged to explain why he protected and doubled a contract that benefitted his cousin, while at the same time he was cutting education funds and taxing pensions – a fair question. The Governor’s response has me scratching my head: “His company has been doing office furniture with state of Michigan…

This Week in Progress

Hello everyone and welcome to the first edition of “This Week in Progress” — or TWIP for you cooler kids out there. Every Friday, I’ll be doing a wrap up of all the progressive news, blogs and information from the past week that you should probably know about. TWIP will feature legislative updates, a recap…

Political potholes

Who does Governor Rick Snyder think he is, Chris Christie? Except when it comes to cronyism and politically motivated favors, Snyder may have the New Jersey governor beat. Not sure if you’ve heard the latest example, but news recently broke that when legislative leadership and Gov. Snyder approved road repair projects (about time, right?) using…

He’s Got a Cousin in the Furniture Business

He’s Got a Cousin in the Furniture Business “They will involve difficult but necessary changes to bring Michigan’s budget into structural balance. There will be shared sacrifice, but through that shared sacrifice, Michigan will emerge as a stronger and more vibrant state.” –Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Budget: Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013. When he first…

Between a rock and a Republican

Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? Most of us have, and the Michigan Freedom Fund’s Greg McNeilly is no exception. Except his predicament could more accurately be described as being stuck between a rock and a Republican. On one hand, Greg McNeilly married his longtime partner – his rock…

You know they’re bad (they’re bad)

They’re really, really bad. Who’s bad? Sixteen of the most radical right-wingers in America are competing for the crown in our second annual March Badness tournament – and they’re bad for America. But who’s the worst? We need your help deciding.  Each year during March Madness, Progress Michigan – and our sister organizations around America…

Right to Life is Wrong for Michigan

Disgusting. That’s the only way to describe Right to Life’s most recent attack on Gary Peters, saying he “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” Making light of RTL’s repulsive tactics, the group’s spokeswoman, Pam Sherstad, said it’s “PAC season” and assured there would be more to come, adding “…with…