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…

New Poll Shows Opposition to More Corporate Tax Handouts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 6, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Poll Shows Opposition to More Corporate Tax Handouts Public Policy Poll shows support for corporations paying their fair share MICHIGAN — Michiganders oppose more tax breaks for big business and support policies that make wealthy corporations pay…

GOP Legislators Must Work with Governor on Budget Negotiations

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan November 4, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org GOP Legislators Must Work with Governor on Budget Negotiations As lawmakers gear up for a three-week hunting vacation, the budget remains unsettled MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the fact that Michigan continues to be…

Labor Unions Back Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News from Multiple Organizations  October 31, 2019 Contact: David Hecker, 313-204-6115, dhecker@aftmichigan.org Labor Unions Back Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants  MICHIGAN – Labor unions from across Michigan released the following joint-statement today supporting the Drive SAFE bills, which would give undocumented immigrants access to drivers’ licenses: “Our immigration system is broken and we need to fix it.…

LaFave Continues to Embarrass Self, Office with Social Media Posts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan October 29, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org LaFave Continues to Embarrass Self, Office with Social Media Posts Memes should be left to internet trolls, not state representatives MICHIGAN — Rep. Beau LaFave is once again in hot water over controversial social media posts about the budget process and disrespecting…

House Democrats and Governor Whitmer Introduce Reproductive Health Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  October 29, 2019 Contact: Cayley Winters, 269-601-5834, cayley@progressmichigan.org House Democrats and Governor Whitmer Introduce Reproductive Health Act  RHA will protect abortion rights as well as repeal and update outdated abortion laws LANSING — Tuesday morning, House Democrats and Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced the Reproductive Health Act. The bill…

Whitmer Request for Overtime Expansion Will Help Working Families

October 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan  Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Request for Overtime Expansion Will Help Working Families Trump administration has scaled back OT expansion MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to expand overtime eligibility to more working people in Michigan.  “When people go above and beyond…

Whitmer Executive Order Will Help Working People

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 17, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Executive Order Will Help Working People Increasing asset limit for assistance programs will help more Michiganders afford the basics LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding an executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today as she raised the asset…

Close Lansing Loopholes Announces Effort to Rein in Out of Control Lobbying

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes October 9, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Close Lansing Loopholes Announces Effort to Rein in Out of Control Lobbying Goals include banning gifts from lobbyists, ending the revolving door, and requiring more transparency LANSING — On Wednesday, the Coalition to Close Lansing…

Progress Michigan Statement on Whitmer’s Budget Action

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Whitmer’s Budget Action MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of the line-item veto in the K-12 education budget. “Since she took office, Gov. Whitmer has fought for the right…