Progress Michigan blog posts.

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…

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’…