Progress Michigan blog posts.

ALEC Says ‘Jump’ and GOP Obliges On Asbestos

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): don’t worry if you’ve never heard of them, most Americans haven’t. That’s because they conduct most of their operations in secret, many involving pushing “model” legislation with state lawmakers that directly benefits corporate bottom lines, usually at the expense of the rest of us. Now they’ve brought their show to…

The Hidden Human Cost of Privatization

Michigan’s Republican lawmakers have been using the down economy as an excuse for destroying the role of the public sector in the state, and one of their favorite magic bullets is privatization.  They are determined to convince people that corporations have your best interests in mind, and have goals other than attempting to maximize profits…