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Put up or shut up

I won’t bore you by telling you how bad Michigan’s roads are, we all know they’re garbage. We need some serious investment in our infrastructure. Without it, our economy and public safety are in trouble. Even corporate lobbyists like Rich Studley over at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce know that Michigan needs to invest in […]

This Week in Progress

Happy Friday, Michigan! Welcome to another edition of This Week in Progress. Let’s get started! This week in PM blogging: Reinventing “Reinventing Michigan” When it comes to mealy-mouthed answers to questions where a lot is said but nothing is ever really said, Gov. Rick Snyder takes home the blue ribbon. He can talk and deflect […]

Milking the Vagina Business

I read an opinion article this morning in the Detroit News by Nolan Finley. In it, he slams gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer for choosing Lisa Brown as his running mate. Or at least that’s what he does on the surface. I read through this article several times and I concluded that Nolan Finley is really […]

Big Government Brought to you by Proponents of Small Government

Last week, conservative lawmakers who regularly promise voters that they’re “creating a smaller, smarter state government” did the exact opposite and expanded government reach. The administration passed legislation allowing oil corporations to force private property owners to give them legal rights to their land in order to place carbon dioxide pipelines on their property, or […]

Reinventing “Reinventing Michigan”

Today, Governor Rick Snyder was challenged to explain why he protected and doubled a contract that benefitted his cousin, while at the same time he was cutting education funds and taxing pensions – a fair question. The Governor’s response has me scratching my head: “His company has been doing office furniture with state of Michigan […]

This Week in Progress

Hello everyone and welcome to the first edition of “This Week in Progress” — or TWIP for you cooler kids out there. Every Friday, I’ll be doing a wrap up of all the progressive news, blogs and information from the past week that you should probably know about. TWIP will feature legislative updates, a recap […]

Political potholes

Who does Governor Rick Snyder think he is, Chris Christie? Except when it comes to cronyism and politically motivated favors, Snyder may have the New Jersey governor beat. Not sure if you’ve heard the latest example, but news recently broke that when legislative leadership and Gov. Snyder approved road repair projects (about time, right?) using […]