Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 13, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Republicans Reject Qualified Appointee After Pressure from the NRA The NRA is pressuring Michigan GOP to threaten a quid pro quo if Heartwell not withdrawn LANSING – This morning, Senate Republicans voted to reject qualified appointee, Anna Mitterling, a biology professor,…

Report: GOP Mega-Donor Pushed Bill by Threatening to Cut Off Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: GOP Mega-Donor Pushed Bill by Threatening to Cut Off Donations Letter obtained by Progress Michigan shows GOP tying public policy to political donations MICHIGAN — In a letter to Republican leadership, GOP mega-donor Peter Secchia threatened to cut off…

Shirkey and Chatfield Lie About Whitmer’s SOTS Road Bonding Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 30, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Both officials continually claimed it was framed as a “long-term” solution, which is not true LANSING — During a press conference today in Lansing, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield continually lied about how Gov. Gretchen Whitmer…

Ballot Initiative Takes Aim at Lobby Reform in State Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 23, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Ballot Initiative Takes Aim at Lobby Reform in State Government Proposal would bring more transparency and accountability to state government LANSING — For years, Michigan has carried the stain of having some of the worst ethics and transparency laws in the…

Progress MI to Lucido: Stop Normalizing Sexist Behavior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 15, 2020 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress MI to Lucido: Stop Normalizing Sexist Behavior LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding creepy and sexist comments made by Sen. Pete Lucido to a female reporter at the Michigan Advance. “State Senator Lucido is the personification of toxic…

Progress Michigan Presents Transparency Case at Michigan Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 8, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Presents Transparency Case at Michigan Supreme Court Case stems from former AG Schuette’s use of private emails for public business LANSING — On Wednesday, Progress Michigan went to the Michigan Supreme Court seeking transparency and accountability in a long…

Legislature Pushing Through More Corporate Tax Breaks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 11, 2019 Legislature Pushing Through More Corporate Tax Breaks Switch Data Center bill continues trend of robbing public services to pay corporations MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the passage of a SB455, which will give massive tax breaks to one company, Switch Data…

Data Showing Opposition to Corporate Tax Handouts Given to House Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan December 5, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Data Showing Opposition to Corporate Tax Handouts Given to House Representatives While many public services remain underfunded, people say ‘enough’ to corporate handouts. LANSING — On Thursday, volunteers from Clean Water Action and other progressive groups went to the House…

Senate Majority Leader Continues To Make Sexist Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 21, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, (616) 916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Senate Majority Leader Continues To Make Sexist Comments Statement of Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott MICHIGAN – Michigan Senate Majority Leader, Mike Shirkey, spoke to a small group of Hillsdale College Republicans about Michigan politics and made sexist…

Progress Michigan Welcomes Lynna Kaucheck 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 13, 2019 Contact: Lonnie Scott, (734) 323-6028, lonnie@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Welcomes Lynna Kaucheck  Kaucheck brings over 15 years of advocacy experience to Progress Michigan MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is excited to welcome Lynna Kaucheck as their new Communications and Development Coordinator.  “Lynna’s skills and experience in Michigan politics…