Progress Michigan blog posts.

Based On A Lie

We’ve already covered how anti-choice extremists are dishonestly attempting to get around a veto from Gov. Snyder so they can ban regular health insurance plans from covering abortion. Now they’re taking it a step further, by illegally campaigning in support of their ballot initiative in taxpayer-funded buildings. We obtained a few pictures of Right to…

Ooh, that smell!

Can’t you smell it? That’s the smell of “Skunk Works” being disinfected in Michigan’s hot spring sunshine. We were covered on TV and in the papers. Last week, we made our way to the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference with a skunk costume and a giant paper mache Rick Snyder head. Our mission was to let Michiganders…

You just have to respect that

In 2010, Gov. Snyder presented himself as a no-nonsense businessman who would move us beyond the partisan gridlock that had gripped Michigan with simple, fair, and efficient solutions. He even promised, “As Governor, I will ensure that government is open, fair and accountable to the citizens by making Michigan a national leader in transparency and…

300 Jobs Gone, GOP Shrugs

One of the nation’s largest homebuilders, PulteGroup Inc., yesterday announced that they’d be moving their headquarters and over 300 workers from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to Atlanta, Georgia. Reports indicated that Snyder and other state officials were “surprised” by the decision that came as they attended a weeklong party dedicated to celebrating the state’s supposed economic…

Who’s the 2013 Organizer of the Year?

They’ve been nominated by co-workers and fellow organizers to be recognized for the long hours, hard work, and results they’ve achieved as community organizers. The 2013 Michigan Summit will be on Saturday, June 8 on MSU’s campus at the beautifully remodeled, Silver LEED certified Brody Hall in East Lansing. Join us and get energized, inspired and…

Can you smell that smell?

Oooh, that smell. Can you smell that smell? It’s the smell of “Skunk Works” slow-roasting in Michigan’s hot spring sunshine. Over the weekend, emails obtained by the Detroit News through a FOIA request revealed that “Skunk Works” – contrary to what Gov. Snyder has claimed – has always been a government-sanctioned work group. Basically: they…

They’re Back

Radical politicians and anti-choice extremists are at it again. They’re resuscitating a failed attempt to dismantle women’s rights. When it comes to making choices about a women’s health and her body, it’s clear conservatives don’t think women have the wherewithal to make their own decisions. They’re escalating efforts to roll back the clock on progress,…