Progress Michigan blog posts.

Ruth Johnson: Rig a Little Bit

Republicans are hurting. Their policies are unpopular and they keep losing elections. But rather than change, Republicans decided it would be easier to rig Michigan’s elections in their favor. Remember how Lansing Republicans gerrymandered Michigan’s congressional districts in 2010? Well, under the new GOP scheme presidential candidates would get one electoral vote for each congressional district they…

Borgess Heartless

Last fall, Borgess Health announced they’d be building a new ambulatory care facility in Battle Creek to break into a new market. The announcement was greeted with excitement by community members as it represented a $26 million investment in the local area. Unfortunately, despite the announcement being full of exciting language about investing in and…

Lending History a Helping Hand

On Wednesday, April 10, a historic march will take place in Washington D.C.  It will be historic in part because it’s coming on the heels of the growing momentum for serious, common sense, immigration reform.  For the first time in decades, there is bipartisan agreement that the U.S. immigration system is broken and there is…

A Banner Day for Republicans

This morning started with an op-ed from Speaker Jase Bolger about how despite the stagnant unemployment rate and the refusal of Lansing Republicans to fix our roads and invest in education, Michigan is “The Comeback State!” Unfortunately for Republican politicians, it was all downhill from there. The story of Detroit’s new Emergency Manager’s unpaid taxes…

LOOK: New Detroit EM Kevyn Orr’s Tax Liens

This morning the Detroit News broke the story that Kevyn Orr, Gov Snyder’s appointee as Detroit’s Emergency Manager, was hit with four tax liens in four years for unpaid unemployment and income taxes. When he was shown copies of the liens Friday, the News reported he “didn’t know anything about” them. To make matters worse, it…