Progress Michigan blog posts.

GOPopoly

Republicans are in bad shape. They’ve lost the popular vote in the last five (of six) Presidential elections. They garnered fewer total votes than Democrats and only managed to hang on to a majority in the House thanks to heavily gerrymandered districts. In short, Republicans are losing. And the reason is pretty simple, the American…

Thanks, Sen. Levin

Last night’s announcement of Senator Carl Levin’s retirement was notable for the vitriol it inspired among Michigan’s right-wing. Not all of them – Attorney General Bill Schuette praised Sen. Levin’s “distinguished and honorable career,” and Gov. Snyder said “his service on behalf of Michigan and America is commendable.” But the statement from the Michigan Republican…

Lisa Lyons, Conservative Hero?

Rep. Lisa Lyons, no stranger to hypocrisy, is at it again. She last made national news in December for proposing an amendment that would have exempted her husband, who works as a corrections officer, from the “right-to-work” law. She did so while declaring on the House floor that “all people should have the freedom to…

Rigging Our Elections

It’s the same old song with Lansing Republicans. At their state convention this past weekend, the Michigan Republican Party voted resoundingly to support a scheme to rig Michigan’s electoral votes. ALEC member and head of the House Republicans’ 2012 campaign Rep. Pete Lund is spearheading the effort. This scheme would have grafted Michigan’s gerrymandered congressional…

Rick Snyder, The Tax Man

It’s tax time, and it’s going to hit the wallets of middle class families in Michigan now more than ever. Legislation pushed through by Governor Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers is taking effect. And now it’s time to pay the piper. Seniors and poor families were hit the hardest – but incredibly, Lansing Republicans raised taxes…