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Mich’ed up priorities

For over a decade, state legislators have been making budget cuts that are hurting Michiganders. In a little over one week from today, the new fiscal year 2015 state budget takes effect and legislators start planning for the 2016 fiscal year budget. In 2011, Governor Snyder gave corporations a $1.8 billion dollar tax cut. Michiganders […]

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Media Rundown: Aramark

We love making waves at Progress Michigan. We definitely made the right kind of waves when we released documents showing that the Snyder administration had a hand in quietly removing a $98,000 fine on Aramark, the out-of-state corporation that was handed a $145 million dollar contract to run our state prisons’ food service. We know […]

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This Week in Progress

This Week in Progress Terri Lynn Land’s non-profit just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Oh, and we’re suing the MDOC. This Week in PM Blogging: A Look at the Bottom Line Rick Snyder likes to pretend that, even though we still lag behind other states, that we’re on the “road to recovery” despite […]

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A Look at the Bottom Line

Rick Snyder likes to remind us that he’s an accountant. Maybe he’s attempting to explain his awkwardness in public (no offense to my accountant friends) or is trying to justify his policies that hurt working families, seniors and children (“Hey don’t blame me, blame the numbers.”) But what if we took a look Snyder’s bottom […]

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This Week in Progress

In progressive news this week: More to the Aramark scandal saga, Terri Lynn Land’s hypocritical ISIS statement and Elliott-Larsen amendment roadblocks. This Week in PM Blogging: Let’s Get the Facts Straight, Mr. Baird Gov. Snyder’s right-hand man sure doesn’t take kindly to criticism, especially from women in positions of power. Terri Lynn Land’s Campaign Truck […]

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Terri Lynn Land’s Campaign Truck is Ridiculous

In case you haven’t seen it yet (it’s pretty hard to miss), this is Terri Lynn Land’s campaign truck: For someone who’s been dodging debates and questions from the media, officially winning the title of “The Invisible Senate Candidate,” you’d think she’d want to avoid such an ostentatious display of her presence everywhere she goes. […]

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Let’s Get the Facts Straight, Mr. Baird  

It seems that Rich Baird, Governor Snyder’s right-hand man, has an issue with legitimate criticism. Since the media reported that Rich Baird failed to pay his proper taxes and was registered to vote in two states, he has fired off emails, faxes and phone calls threatening certain people that called him out. One of the […]

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This Week in Progress

This Week in PM Blogging:  Not Feeling it yet? Is Rick Snyder our governor or a snake oil salesman? It’s kind of difficult to tell from his latest ad. #MICalling: Michigan Families Demand Answers from Gov. Snyder In a rare opportunity to ask Gov. Snyder some tough questions, we provided Q&A information and sample questions […]

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A Day in 48217

This week, families in Michigan’s most polluted zip code called on Terri Lynn Land to put Michigan families first and spend a day in their community so that she can see first-hand the type of pollution their families are exposed to every day. These families deal with pollution from the Marathon refinery and other industries […]