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Progress Michigan Statement on the Resignation of John Engler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 16, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Progress Michigan Statement on the Resignation of John Engler LANSING – Progress Michigan has released the following statement regarding the official resignation of former governor John Engler as interim president at Michigan State University. “Good riddance. It’s too bad Michigan had […]

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Hear No Gap, See No Gap

In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive directive working to end the gender wage gap, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey recently made the elementary argument that he doesn’t see a gap, therefore none exists.   Shirkey recently told the Michigan Advance, “I don’t. I have no evidence of such. I have both a staff […]

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Unlocked and Loaded

You wouldn’t expect someone who doesn’t speak a foreign language to be your translator. You wouldn’t want a pediatrician designing bridge construction. And you wouldn’t want someone who doesn’t understand the basics of firearms safety to be dictating gun laws in Michigan, would you? Probably not, but unfortunately, Republican Lee Chatfield is the Speaker of […]

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Progress Michigan Names Legislators of the Month for Last Months of 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2019 Progress Michigan Names Legislators of the Month for Last Months of 2018 Pagan, Camilleri and Hoadley showed leadership to end last session, set example for new session  LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan named the Legislators of the Month for October, November and December of 2018. […]

Records Show Majority of Senators Back FOIA Reform

Records Show Majority of Senators Back FOIA Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 9, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Records Show Majority of Senators Back FOIA Reform 22 of the Senate’s 38 senators have backed opening legislature to FOIA LANSING — A majority of the Michigan Senate have supported opening up the legislature to the Freedom of Information Act […]

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FOIA Reform in the House

During an interview with WDET, Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield said his top two priorities for the House this year are lowering Michigan’s auto insurance rates and expanding the Freedom of Information Act. We’ll focus on the latter of those two issues for this piece because, frankly, this problem can be corrected today. When it […]

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Whitmer Sends Strong Message with Equal Pay EO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 8, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Whitmer Sends Strong Message with Equal Pay EO Yet another progressive executive order from Gov. Whitmer charts Michigan on right path LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order aimed at ensuring equal pay for equal work for […]