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Defending Healthcare Beats Defending Statues

For the last year, conservatives have spent their time defending the honor of dead confederates. Meanwhile, progressives have spent the year defending the healthcare of millions of living and breathing Americans. Those two strategies were on display in yesterday’s Virginia gubernatorial race. Dr. Ralph Northam, the Lt. Governor, campaigned on protecting the Affordable Care Act […]

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Giving Thanks

I’ve been working at Progress Michigan for about three months now. When I was brought on as the Digital Media Strategist, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I came from the corporate marketing world, helping Fortune 500 companies connect with consumers in new and innovative ways. I loved what I was doing, but after […]

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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 […]