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Goodbye

Goodbye

Today I say goodbye as Executive Director of Progress Michigan, and after three years here I know exactly what I want to leave behind: a commitment from me and you to keep making progress in Michigan. 

There’s really nothing like Progress Michigan – no other progressive advocacy group that day in and day out gives […]

Pure Michigan Zeroes

Pure Michigan Zeroes

Our guest blogger is Clean Water’s Michigan Director, Cyndi Roper, who wrote this post: If you were a Lansing lawmaker with a perfect environmental voting record in 2011, you were voting no.   With a state House majority firmly in control of the legislative agenda, the opportunity to support good environmental protections simply didn’t happen last […]

Cracked Up:  Debate A Window Into Divided GOP

Cracked Up: Debate A Window Into Divided GOP

Today’s Tea Party Republican Senate debate in Mt. Pleasant may tell us almost nothing about the candidate most likely to challenge Debbie Stabenow in November.   But it does say something about the cranky state of Republican Tea Party politics in Michigan. The Freep reported that Pete Hoekstra, the Republican frontrunner for Senate, is dissing the […]

U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee contacted FBI after attempted shakedown

U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee contacted FBI after attempted shakedown

The right-wing, Moonie-owned Washington Times ran a story over the weekend accusing Congressman Dale Kildee of sexual assault based on interviews with the accused’s family, who are Kildee’s cousins.  Kildee just released this statement in which the Flint Democrat strongly denies the allegations and reveals he brought the FBI into the matter after an attempt […]

A Friend Lost

A Friend Lost

We met 38 years ago, at first living together as friends and then keeping in touch, more or less, ever since.  So when the news came yesterday that Jan had walked to a park in Warren and shot herself to death, it was, of course, a shock. Jan’s death is tragic and horribly sad for […]

Richardville Escalates The War On Teachers

Richardville Escalates The War On Teachers

State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says teachers disagree with Republicans so what Republicans will do is punish them by using the government to target only teachers for right-to-work legislation. Richardville says on Off the Record today that right-to-work legislation will happen soon, but only targeting public school teachers. He’s not interested in going after […]