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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…

Bolgergate: The Full State Police Report

Today we are releasing the full Michigan State Police report investigating the election fraud scheme hatched by Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt. You can view a PDF of the full +2,000 page report here (embedded below): http://bit.ly/Bolgergate. It includes a narrative of the investigation and countless text messages sent between Bolger, Schmidt, Rep.…

Senator Pete Hoekstra?

We’ve got some exciting news. This morning we released a TV ad telling Michiganders about Pete Hoekstra’s radical record – and the ideas he would endorse as a U.S. Senator. Watch “Politician Pete” – then sign our petition and forward it to your friends and family to spread the word!

 With “Politician Pete” we’re getting the facts out…

Politics Over People

The political gamesmanship continues for Lansing Republicans. The state designed health insurance exchange has been torpedoed by Speaker Jase Bolger and House Republicans. This group of obstructionists has wasted $10 million in appropriated federal funding by procrastinating. It’s obvious that Lansing Republicans are more interested in big insurance company profits, and couldn’t care less about…

Too little, too late

The House unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that addresses the election fraud scheme Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt cooked up. Speaker Bolger’s audacity never ceases to amaze. Bolger says we need higher election standards, “me included.” Michigan residents need to see this move exactly for what it is: an overt attempt to…