Progress Michigan blog posts.

Gov. Snyder: The “Kickback Kid”

While most hard-working Michiganders were enjoying a well-deserved holiday break, Gov. Snyder signed Republican-led legislation doubling the amount individuals can contribute to campaigns. This, as it turns out, was a really good decision on their part: Republicans raised $5 for every $1 raised by Democrats. According to MIRSNews: From. Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, Republicans…

We want a quarterback, not a punter

Michiganders want a leader, not someone who will dodge tough questions and accountability. Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Snyder is the latter. This weekend, Gov. Snyder aired another Super Bowl ad touting his performance as Michigan’s governor and his bid for re-election. The cost? A cool $500,000. And you can bet your bottom dollar Snyder isn’t spending half a…

Beware of false prophets

After getting trounced at the polls in 2013, Republicans commissioned an autopsy report to figure out why and recommend strategies that could help lead them out of the political wilderness. As you’d expect, the report recommended expanding the Republican Party’s tent by “softening” their stance on immigration reform and supporting LGBT rights. Almost a year…

Don’t get it twisted

Michigan’s National Republican Committeeman, Dave Agema, went on a predictable anti-LGBT rant claiming that “homosexuals” want free health care “because they’re dying” from their unhealthy lifestyle: I stand for traditional marriage, not homosexual ones. The family unit is the basic unit in society. When you tear the family apart, you tear the country apart. I…

Don’t look behind the curtain

Progress Michigan released a report today that revealed what many Michiganders already know — that the Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a front group for right-wing extremists. The Mackinac Center has always been a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and now there’s proof. The report HERE details how the Mackinac Center claims to be an…

Mackinac Center Exposed: Who’s running Michigan?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Wednesday, November 13, 2013 CONTACT: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org   Report: Mackinac Center A Front Group for Right-Wing Extremism “Who’s Running Michigan, the far-right influence of Mackinac Center for Public Policy” unveils political donations, questionable moves from far-right think tank  LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan and the Center…