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Chatfield Must Apologize for Sexist Remarks

Chatfield Must Apologize for Sexist Remarks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 3, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Chatfield Must Apologize for Sexist Remarks On radio show, Chatfield said Gov. Whitmer and AG Nessel’s Line 5 decision was “driven by emotion” MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling on Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield to apologize for sexist remarks […]

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Progress Michigan Announces Online Vote for 2018 Legislator of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 3, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Announces Online Vote for 2018 Legislator of the Year Award seeks to lift up elected officials who put people first LANSING — Progress Michigan has named six finalists for its 2018 Legislator of the Year award. The award […]

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Progress Michigan Names Representative Laurie Pohutsky Legislator of the Month for March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 1, 2019 Progress Michigan Names Representative Laurie Pohutsky Legislator of the Month for March Pohutsky named for introducing bill to strengthen environmental protections LANSING — Progress Michigan has named Representative Laurie Pohutsky its Legislator of the Month for March. Pohutsky was named for introducing House Bill 4386 […]

Kids, Equality Win in Adoption Agency Settlement

Kids, Equality Win in Adoption Agency Settlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 22, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Kids, Equality Win in Adoption Agency Settlement AG Dana Nessel continues to fight for progress in Michigan MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is lauding a settlement orchestrated by Attorney General Dana Nessel barring adoption agencies who have state contracts from discriminating […]

Progress Michigan v. Schuette Appeal to be Heard by Supreme Court

Progress Michigan v. Schuette Appeal to be Heard by Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 20, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan v. Schuette Appeal to be Heard by Supreme Court Progress MI has evidence showing Schuette, staff used private email accounts to conduct public business LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court will hear Progress Michigan’s case as the government […]

House Passes FOIA Bills, Progress Michigan Tells Senate Not to “Shirk” Transparency

House Passes FOIA Bills, Progress Michigan Tells Senate Not to “Shirk” Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Marcy 19, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Passes FOIA Bills, Progress Michigan Tells Senate Not to “Shirk” Transparency While not perfect, FOIA bills represent big step forward for transparency in Michigan LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding the House’s passage of bills opening up the governor and […]

Progress Michigan Applauds Changes Made to LORA

Progress Michigan Applauds Changes Made to LORA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 12, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Applauds Changes Made to LORA Extending document retention policy to two years puts legislature in line with rest of state LANSING — Progress Michigan announced support for the bill package opening up the legislature to more transparency through the […]

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Make LORA Document Retention Policy Better for #SunshineWeek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 11, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Make LORA Document Retention Policy Better for #SunshineWeek Proposed 30-day retention policy makes transparency a flash in the pan LANSING — As the Michigan Legislature debates increased transparency during Sunshine Week, Progress Michigan is calling attention to a massive hole in […]

House FOIA Package Has Some Big Holes

House FOIA Package Has Some Big Holes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 4, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House FOIA Package Has Some Big Holes Lack of judicial review, weak document retention policies in LORA need to be fixed   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling attention to a bipartisan package of bills introduced in the Legislature addressing reforms to […]