Progress Michigan blog posts.

Hypocrisy, Inc.

Not taking the hint from the litany of lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act already tried and tossed out of court, a Grand Rapids businessman is taking another crack. John Kennedy, CEO of Grand Rapids auto supplier Autocam, sued the federal government in U.S. District Court today. MLive reports: Kennedy, a Catholic who said he…

Choose not to be a bigot

Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) has some shocking views on homosexuality. In a televised townhall, he publicly said he thinks being gay is optional. You can watch it for yourself here: Fox 2 News Headlines “Well, I think that the thousands of people that have been in that lifestyle and come out would say that…

Ruth Johnson: Not Above The Law

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson thinks she’s above the law. Rather than accepting her court date to answer for the misleading voter fraud claims she’s been pushing to justify her voter suppression package, Ruth Johnson claimed she had immunity and tried to send a subordinate: An accompanying brief lists two reasons for the request —…

A History of Lying

The more we find out about House Speaker Jase Bolger, the less credible he gets. Before he attempted to defraud the voters of the 76th House District of their sacred right to a free and fair election, Speaker Bolger was busy racking up over $100,000 in unpaid taxes and being sued for defrauding a creditor.…

Foul on the Truth Squad

The Michigan Truth Squad is a website that claims to “blow the whistle on false and misleading Michigan political speech.” The site labels ads on a sliding and subjective scale, from “flagrant foul,” to “technical foul” to “regular foul” to “warning” to “no foul.” But who’s really behind this website? The Truth Squad is a…

Cost of Transparency

Michigan needs to increase transparency within government, and it’s one step closer with two bills introduced by state Reps. Mike Shirkey (R- Clarklake) and Paul Opsommer (R- Dewitt). I don’t agree with Mike Shirkey or Paul Opsommer very often. However, both of these bills address critical issues in our state. Opsommer’s bill would create a…

We’re Still Waiting

Although Gov. Snyder rode into office on a wave of good feelings, Michiganders are still waiting for him to bring an inclusive approach to governing. He celebrated the first day of school Tuesday by signing a bill making major changes to teachers’ retirement funds. This bill came out of a process which was short on…