Progress Michigan blog posts.

Stay Classy, Paul Scott

Normally, I try to stay away from judging other people’s decisions. But when they use their money and position to attempt to cement their judgment of other’s decisions and actions into binding legislation, I think they’re fair game. Enter state Rep. Paul Scott, who has called himself the Tiger Woods of the GOP. Turns out…

Public employees, not public enemies

Michigan’s budget is in crisis, and it’s going to take sacrifice, ideas and innovation to fix the deficit. But that means everyone must sacrifice, everyone must bring ideas to the table, and everyone must be willing to craft innovative solutions for a decade-long problem. Gov. Rick Snyder’s recent report titled “Citizen’s Guide to Michigan’s Financial…

Well that was a nice surprise!

Last week, when the Snyder administration appealed a judge’s decision to overturn the DRNE’s decision to deny an air permit to Holland Board of Public Works, they upheld former Governor Granholm’s 2009 directive to  require a thorough analysis of the need for and alternatives to new sources of power before they are built.  I have to say, I was quite…