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Investigation of Gravel Lobby Influence Shows Need to Rein in Lobbying

Investigation of Gravel Lobby Influence Shows Need to Rein in Lobbying

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes October 18, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Investigation of Gravel Lobby Influence Shows Need to Rein in Lobbying $100,000 MDOT study was pushed by gravel industry, wasted taxpayer money MICHIGAN — An investigation by the Office of Auditor General found that a […]

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Whitmer Executive Order Will Help Working People

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 17, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Whitmer Executive Order Will Help Working People Increasing asset limit for assistance programs will help more Michiganders afford the basics LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding an executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today as she raised the asset […]

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Close Lansing Loopholes Announces Effort to Rein in Out of Control Lobbying

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes October 9, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Close Lansing Loopholes Announces Effort to Rein in Out of Control Lobbying Goals include banning gifts from lobbyists, ending the revolving door, and requiring more transparency LANSING — On Wednesday, the Coalition to Close Lansing […]

Sierra Club: Associate Regional Campaign Director

Sierra Club: Associate Regional Campaign Director

  Job Title:  Associate Regional Campaign Director, Manager, Beyond Coal Department:  Program Location:  Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; or flexible within the region Reports To:  Regional Campaign Director, Beyond Coal Campaign Supervises:  Senior Campaign Representative(s) and/or Campaign Representative(s) in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Context:  Plans, directs and manages all aspects of the […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on Whitmer’s Budget Action

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 30, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Whitmer’s Budget Action MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of the line-item veto in the K-12 education budget. “Since she took office, Gov. Whitmer has fought for the right […]

Progress Michigan Statement on Shirkey’s Road ‘Solution’

Progress Michigan Statement on Shirkey’s Road ‘Solution’

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 23, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Shirkey’s Road ‘Solution’ Senator’s plan to turn roads to gravel is a complete joke LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding a bizarre idea from Sen. Mike Shirkey saying that rather than fixing Michigan’s roads and bridges, […]

As Budget Deadline Looms, GOP Lawmakers Take Island Vacay with DeVos

As Budget Deadline Looms, GOP Lawmakers Take Island Vacay with DeVos

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 20, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org As Budget Deadline Looms, GOP Lawmakers Take Island Vacay with DeVos It’s been all play and no work for Republicans throughout the budget process MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan blasted the Republican legislature for taking yet another vacation as […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on Passage of Education Budget

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan September 19, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Passage of Education Budget MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the passage of the K-12 education budget in the Michigan Legislature: “The only ‘record’ here in Lansing as it pertains education funding […]

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If It’s Coerced, It’s NOT Consensual

  “There is a big difference between ‘coerced’ and forced.’” -Mackinac Center for Public Policy employee Jarrett Skorup, responding to an article about women being coerced into sex while completely missing the point and invalidating the sexual trauma of women across the country. This response is pretty gross, and it reflects a broader problem with […]