Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

The company you keep

It’s going to be hard for Rick Snyder to keep up his campaign charade as a moderate. With friends like the ones he’s attracting in Washington, he’s being exposed for the right-wing politician he is every day. United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) were two key players in…

Judge, Jury and Executioner

The GOP has effectively rigged the court system for partisan judges to preside over the cases they want to win. Hand picking winners? From Right to Work, to a tax increase on seniors to cuts to education funding, shifting the system to their favor is pretty much the M.O. of the Snyder administration and the…

A tale of two plates

Legislation has been introduced to require license plates on the back and front of all cars in Michigan. Laws like this across the United States are not uncommon. Thirty-one other states already have similar laws on the books. In fact, the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Tupac Hunter, says the bill would be an asset to public…

‘Bold’-faced lies

Gov. Rick Snyder recently spoke at a 40 under 40 event in Grand Rapids. He gave a speech to the up-and-comers in an effort to bestow his gubernatorial wisdom on the crowd. “When I first became governor, people would come up and say, ‘be bold.’ And that’s something we should all focus on,” Snyder said.…

Irrational Rick

Yesterday, at the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center in Kalamazoo, Gov. Rick Snyder said, “You can’t be an entrepreneur and innovator and be fully rational.” Apparently, Snyder has applied that principal to his tenure in office. There’s nothing rational about pushing for the unlimited expansion of cyber schools, while the research shows that these for-profit institutions…