The 2019 House GOP Action Plan: Disappointing, Not Surprising

The 2019 House GOP Action Plan: Disappointing, Not Surprising

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield criticized the lack of detail in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s hour-long State of the State address. This week, House Republicans put out their own plan, which offers approximately zero details. The 2019 action plan starts with a section on roads, which doesn’t really say […]

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We watched the Chatfield-Shirkey SOTS response so you don’t have to

This morning, House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey delivered a response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, and because we don’t think you should have to sit through it, we’re bringing you the highlights. First on the agenda: Fixing the damn roads. The discussion consisted mainly of Chatfield […]

We Need to Talk About Discrimination

We Need to Talk About Discrimination

In 2019, it’s hard to believe we’re still having this conversation—but in response to House Speaker Lee Chatfield’s ignorant comments about why he doesn’t believe in protecting LGBTQ+ Michiganders’ civil rights, let’s make one thing really clear: Despite Chatfield’s bizarre world view, civilized society must not protect bigotry.   Of course, this isn’t new. It’s the […]


Hear No Gap, See No Gap

In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive directive working to end the gender wage gap, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey recently made the elementary argument that he doesn’t see a gap, therefore none exists.   Shirkey recently told the Michigan Advance, “I don’t. I have no evidence of such. I have both a staff […]

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Unlocked and Loaded

You wouldn’t expect someone who doesn’t speak a foreign language to be your translator. You wouldn’t want a pediatrician designing bridge construction. And you wouldn’t want someone who doesn’t understand the basics of firearms safety to be dictating gun laws in Michigan, would you? Probably not, but unfortunately, Republican Lee Chatfield is the Speaker of […]