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Voters Denied Ballots Over Johnson’s Citizenship Checkbox

Voters Denied Ballots Over Johnson’s Citizenship Checkbox

The Progress Michigan office has already received reports of some voters being denied ballots in today’s primary election, after refusing to fill out the citizenship checkbox that was unilaterally implemented by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. As expected, there is confusion with voters and election officials over the U.S. citizen checkbox requirement following Governor Snyder’s […]

Voter Suppression in Michigan

Voter Suppression in Michigan

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Byrum’s office by calling (517) 373-0587. Republicans in the legislature recently passed House Bill 5061 and Senate Bills 751 and 803, which would add unnecessary barriers to the voting process and would suppress […]

Did the Michigan Truth Squad Jump the Shark?

Did the Michigan Truth Squad Jump the Shark?

Yesterday the so-called “Michigan Truth Squad” called foul on Sen. Gretchen Whitmer for, “not backing up claims that the pension tax has placed ‘a great burden’ on seniors.” Really? According to the Truth Squad’s own analysis, the tax “is expected to raise about $344 million in fiscal year 2013.” The simple fact is that Michigan […]