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Last week, the legislature took up bills that would make some minor changes to the Medicaid work requirements signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Snyder last year. We’re here to tell you exactly why those changes are nowhere near good enough. First and foremost, let’s make one thing very clear: these work requirements are […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 18, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, firstname.lastname@example.org Progress Michigan Joins Call for Increased Education Funding, Respect for Educators #RedforEd rally highlights push to properly fund Michigan classrooms LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan joined teachers, students and advocates for quality public education to rally for increased funding for […]
It’s no secret that Republicans do not like Dana Nessel. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey has floated the idea of impeaching her, right-wing front groups have made a habit of attacking her on social media, and corporate lobbyists like the Rich Studley have been complaining about her efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Unfortunately […]
Thanks to nearly a decade of total Republican control and years of cuts to public education, Michigan schools are struggling to afford resources for their students and educators. Between the Education Achievement Authority, cuts to teachers’ pensions, and stifling budget cuts to K-12 education here in the state, it’s no surprise that students are […]
Last week, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce was voted the most influential lobbying organization in Lansing for the eighth year in a row. That’s great for the wealthy corporate interests they represent, and very bad news for workers across the state. Unsurprisingly, this group of corporate lobbyists is heavily involved in crafting and […]
“Transparency hawk” is a pretty cool title—like a superhero name, but for an elected official who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the fight to ensure our government is truly accountable to the people. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, despite using that term to describe himself…does not do that. In fact, […]