Strait to the Surface: How the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority Puts Canadian Oil Interests Above All Else

July 7, 2022 Enbridge, the company that operates the Line 5 oil pipeline, has gotten away with a plan to build a dangerous oil tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac to replace a small but fragile four-mile portion of their aging pipeline. A state agency called the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, created by former Gov.…

Michigan GOP Election Insurrection Effort

May 5, 2022 The Michigan Republican Party has teamed up with a coalition of national and local Republican and right-wing groups to recruit paid election workers and credentialed volunteer poll challengers. These groups include an alarming combination of Big Lie conspiracy theorists, people who worked to overturn the 2020 election results, groups involved with the…

Support for Gun Violence Prevention in Michigan

Gun violence has real policy solutions that Michigan voters support now. New polling from Progress Michigan demonstrates public approval of common-sense policy solutions to curb gun violence and keep Michiganders safe. The poll looked at issues such as firearm storage, increased investment in mental health services, funding for community violence intervention programs and extreme risk…

A Kidnapping Plot in the Age of Coronavirus and Careless Incitement of Political Outrage

March 8, 2022 Progress Michigan has compiled a breakdown of the alleged 2020 plot to kidnap and potentially execute Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This report also examines the environment in Michigan leading up to the plot’s inception and foiled execution, an environment that still exists today, rife with social media plagued by algorithms that radicalize people,…

The Impact of Gun Violence in Michigan

Gun violence in Michigan is a public health crisis. This new report from Center for American Progress and Engage Michigan outlines six areas where Michigan scores above the national average when it comes to violence. The report also includes common-sense solutions that state lawmakers must take in order to save lives.        …