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It’s Tax Day in Michigan – the day that many of us will rush to our nearest post office or computer to file our taxes in time. The long lines, the news coverage and people dressed up like the Statue of Liberty urging us to give their tax service a try have become traditions each […]
Happy Friday, Michigan! Welcome to another edition of This Week in Progress. Let’s get started! This week in PM blogging: Reinventing “Reinventing Michigan” When it comes to mealy-mouthed answers to questions where a lot is said but nothing is ever really said, Gov. Rick Snyder takes home the blue ribbon. He can talk and deflect […]
I read an opinion article this morning in the Detroit News by Nolan Finley. In it, he slams gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer for choosing Lisa Brown as his running mate. Or at least that’s what he does on the surface. I read through this article several times and I concluded that Nolan Finley is really […]
Last week, conservative lawmakers who regularly promise voters that they’re “creating a smaller, smarter state government” did the exact opposite and expanded government reach. The administration passed legislation allowing oil corporations to force private property owners to give them legal rights to their land in order to place carbon dioxide pipelines on their property, or […]
Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing the day that a woman working full time will have made as much as a man made the year before. That’s right, it takes women 100 additional days of work to make up for the 23% pay gap that exists for equal work. Many view equal pay for equal […]
Today, Governor Rick Snyder was challenged to explain why he protected and doubled a contract that benefitted his cousin, while at the same time he was cutting education funds and taxing pensions – a fair question. The Governor’s response has me scratching my head: “His company has been doing office furniture with state of Michigan […]