Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

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…