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Simple Math

Yesterday Speaker Bolger released a video in which he said that, contrary to a recent report in the Detroit News, Gov. Snyder’s budget actually represents an increase in spending on K-12 education. Watch the video: It’s clear that after they were held accountable for their deep education cuts and tax increases on middle-class families in…

Snyder’s Shame

Tomorrow the House Insurance Committee will vote on a substitute for the Blue Cross overhaul that will include language banning private insurance companies from covering abortion in normal plans. In other words, forcing women to buy an extra policy or pay out of pocket for abortions. An identical bill was vetoed by Gov. Snyder when…

Marco Rubio Needs A Drink

Politics can be awfully dry sometimes. At Progress Michigan, we’re committed to holding politicians accountable – and we’ll always try to liven it up. LIKE, Tweet, and share this video with your friends, family, and co-workers. Really like our work? Join our community and engage with thousands of Michiganders: [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’…

There’s Work To Be Done

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. February is Black History Month, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made – and continue to make – on our society. Tonight will mark President Barack Obama’s fifth State of…

The 2013 State of the Union

Looking for information about tonight’s State of the Union address? We’ve pulled together our favorite Tweets, videos, and primers about tonight’s SOTU below. Make sure to check back for additional information. Too busy to watch? Well you’re in luck, if you’re out and about we’ll be live Tweeting the entire State of the Union address…

We’re back

Finally, we’re back. You may not have noticed it, but our national hosting provider had a major meltdown and our website – along with the websites of every organization they hosted – was stuck in something of a twilight zone. Our website was up, but we couldn’t update it and a lot of the links…

No Means No

This week Rep. Joel Johnson (R-Clare) introduced HB 4187, which requires all women to perform a “diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus at least two hours before an abortion is performed,” to provide “the most visibly clear image of the gross anatomical development of the fetus and the most audible fetal heartbeat.” Many – including…

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks

The following blog is a guest piece from Michael Anderson, who is currently an intern at Progress Michigan. Today marks the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, a woman that was a hero for the civil rights movement and a voice for the oppressed.  Parks had long been a civil rights activist but one action not only cemented…