Progress Michigan blog posts.

GOP Priorities: Election Year Gimmicks

Last week, using the Twitter hashtag #23dollars, Michiganders Tweeted their ideas of what the average Michigan family wouldn’t be able to buy with the $23 election year tax gimmick originally proposed by Republicans in the state House.  The gimmick had a total cost of $90 million to Michigan taxpayers, and came in the same year when…

What Can’t You Buy With 23 Dollars?

Today Progress Michigan released a list of items that Michigan taxpayers won’t be able to buy with the 0.1 percent “income tax cut” that Lansing Republicans are proposing as they look ahead to November. For taxpayers earning $50,000 a year, the gimmickk would save about $23 in 2012. Click over to Pinterest and check out…

Playing Politics with Your Right to Vote

What if you showed up to work every day and did your job, then attended political party meetings where you bragged about intentionally sabotaging your job performance in order to advance a political goal?  That might sound outrageous, but that is exactly the strategy being employed by Michigan’s Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson as…

Michigan’s Dismal Scorecard

The 2012 Center for Michigan state scorecard is out, and it contains some bad news for Gov. Snyder – namely that tax giveaways for rich CEOs and a little good luck aren’t good enough to, in the parlance used by the Rick for Michigan campaign, “provide tangible results for the programs citizens want and need.”…

Tell GM to Dump ALEC!

Every Michigander should be proud of GM’s dramatic turnaround. But that doesn’t mean GM workers, drivers and shareholders should be underwriting GM’s membership to a controversial lobbying group like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It’s time for GM to do the right thing. Big corporations like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Kraft are fleeing ALEC in…