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Seniors paying the tax on pensions, passed by Michigan’s conservative controlled legislature and signed by Governor Snyder, are not actually paying a tax on their pensions, according to Rick Snyder. That’s right, despite the fact that seniors are, in fact, paying taxes on pensions that they didn’t pay before Rick Snyder changed the tax code […]
Today marks the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Leaders like Elizabeth Cady-Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony fought for over 70 years for this right. They were mocked and opposed in their efforts. When Anthony attempted to vote in a presidential election in 1872, […]
At a media training yesterday, I heard the best comment about Michigan’s lame duck session: “That sucker quacks.” That it does, but between now and then, we’ve got plenty of progress to make. This Week in PM Blogging: Gotta get down on Friday Friday news dumps are nothing unusual. However, last Friday was an especially […]
By Tiffany Silgas Akleh, Progress Michigan intern Unless your skin is brown and your last name is difficult to pronounce, then our experiences through TSA are not likely the same. Yes, I still have to remove my shoes, scan my luggage, and go through the uncomfortable full-body scan. Even after the full-body scan, I am […]
“This was a tragic, historic event, but as Michiganders, we know how to pull together and support each other. Folks have lost their cars, their basements, decades of memories and belongings — and we’re going to be there for them as we dig and dry out.” – Rick Snyder did not say this. Instead he […]
I don’t even know where to begin with all the water problems we’ve been dealing with over the last couple weeks. For starters, hundreds of thousands of people in Toledo, Ohio were without drinking water after high levels of a dangerous toxin caused by poisonous algae blooms in Lake Erie were discovered in their water […]