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Someone Lied; Bill Schuette Let Them

Top Snyder aide, Harvey Hollins, knew about Flint’s legionella issue in March of 2015.  He claimed at the time that he didn’t inform the governor until January of 2016. Governor Snyder told Congress the same story under oath. However, when Hollins was under oath he changed his tune and testified that he told Governor Snyder […]

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Establishment Republicans Punish Conservative Colbeck

I do not like Senator Patrick Colbeck’s policies, his ego or his politics. Colbeck’s conservative agenda would throw Michigan’s backwards slide we’ve experienced during the Snyder/Schuette era into overdrive. Despite backing nearly every horrible policy supported by Sndyer, Schuette and other establishment Republicans, Colbeck just can’t get any love from his own caucus. In fact, […]

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Shady Schuette’s Bigoted Night Out

Bill Schuette wants to be Michigan’s next governor and he’s doing all he can to curry favor with the extreme right. Schuette has spent his career fighting for corporations and pushing his own extreme social views on the rest of us. This week, Schuette pulled one of his patented shady moves on the Michigan Civil […]

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State Education Superintendent Skewers ‘School Choice’ Hardliners

Michigan’s Superintendent of Education Brian Whiston was on the news program “Off the Record” where he talked about efforts to improve public education in the state. During the segment he drew a hard line in the sand on charter schools — one of Michigan Republicans’ favorite education schemes. Asked about the performance thus far of U.S. […]

RELEASE: Progress Michigan Response to GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel: You Can’t Run from Your Party

RELEASE: Progress Michigan Response to GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel: You Can’t Run from Your Party

Progress Michigan News from Progress Michigan August 14, 2017 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Response to GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel: You Can’t Run from Your Party LANSING – The following is a statement in response to National Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel’s statements earlier today in response to the “Unite the Right” rally […]

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A New Chapter

  By Matthew Kovac Three years ago, my future coworkers asked why I wanted to join them in Michigan. I was Skyping in from the Chicago suburbs, fresh from journalism school and just 40 minutes away from a metropolis overflowing with its own racial and economic injustices to expose. Why pick up and move? The […]

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Our Friend Tony

  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Trupiano. It was like meeting someone you know because I had listened to Tony’s radio show on various platforms. Tony’s show gave voice to all of our concerns during the Bush years. He gave a platform to folks talking about issues that no […]

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Bill Schuette’s Rank Hypocrisy

  If you’re in the mood for a cobbled-together, bad-talking-point-riddled bit of rank hypocrisy, you should check out Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s column in the Detroit News today. Schuette says state elected officials should be compelled to disclose “personal financial information” just like those at the federal level and then follows up by saying […]