Progress Michigan blog posts.

Schuette’s Auto Insurance Problem

Schuette’s Auto Insurance Problem It’s not news to anyone that Michigan has the highest auto insurance rates in the country.  But what may be a surprise is Bill Schuette’s record of supporting policies that jack up auto insurance rates for Michigan’s working families, especially in urban areas. Bill Schuette released an ad saying he would…

Tom Leonard’s Dereliction of Duty

On Saturday, Michigan Republicans rejected Tonya Schuitmaker and selected Speaker of the House Tom Leonard as their nominee for Michigan Attorney General. One of the main duties of Attorney General is to hold the powerful accountable by launching investigations to protect the people of Michigan. In light of his nomination it’s important to look at…

The Stakes of SCOTUS

Since Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent retirement, the battle for control of the U.S. Supreme Court has taken center-stage in many political conversations. President Trump’s nominee to replace him, Brett Kavanaugh, falls to Kennedy’s right and would undoubtedly shift the court in a more conservative direction. Democrats in the Senate have promised to do everything they…

Promote the Vote Would Eliminate Barriers and Make Voting More Accessible

After gathering more than 430,000 signatures, Michigan’s Promote the Vote campaign has submitted a proposed ballot initiative that, simply put, would make voting easier. The changes proposed include allowing straight-ticket voting, no-reason absentee voting, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration. Each of these policies would be a step toward ensuring every Michigander can exercise their…

Snyder’s Latest Attack on Low-Income Communities

In a tenure marked mostly by continued attacks on Michigan’s most vulnerable communities, Governor Rick Snyder, with the help of progressive groups on the ground, accomplished one really good thing: the Healthy Michigan Plan, a Medicaid expansion plan allowing hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders to receive health insurance. Expanding Medicaid was a welcome departure…