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Local Officials Demand Gov. Snyder End Aramark Prison Contract, Hold Company Accountable for Banned Employees

Local Officials Demand Gov. Snyder End Aramark Prison Contract, Hold Company Accountable for Banned Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 31, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Local Officials Demand Gov. Snyder End Aramark Prison Contract, Hold Company Accountable for Banned Employees County commissioners express concern over privatization given high-profile failure of prison contract MICHIGAN — Today, county commissioners from Ingham and Oakland County demanded that Governor […]

Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts

Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 11, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Autocam Doesn’t Want to Follow the Law, But Will Happily Take Tax Handouts Progress Michigan calls for lawmakers to take action to deny tax handouts to companies that fight basic health care coverage for female employees MICHIGAN — A manufacturing […]

Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform

Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Sen. Mike Green’s Comments About Refugee Children Equate to Fear-Mongering, Should Call For Immigration Reform Rather than spewing vitriol, should be calling for comprehensive immigration reform  MICHIGAN — According to a story today about the possible relocation of 60 unaccompanied minor refugees from […]

Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan: Kevyn Orr Shouldn’t Give Pay Raises While Residents Go Without Water Detroit’s emergency manager gives pay raises to politicians, non-union officials DETROIT — According to recent media reports, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has decided to give Detroit’s mayor, city council […]

Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case

Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 30, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Blasts SCOTUS Decision on Hobby Lobby Case Court says CEOs can force religious beliefs onto employees  MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that sided with Hobby Lobby in a case that says the […]

National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation

National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 24, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org National Heritage Academies Spends Tens-of-Thousands on Advertising in Response to Detroit Free Press Investigation Proof that Michigan’s charter schools need better financial oversight MICHIGAN — This week, the Detroit Free Press is running an in-depth series highlighting wasteful spending, self-dealing, […]

Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions

Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 20, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Terri Lynn Land Can’t Accurately Answer Basic Foreign Policy Questions Land should not get a pass for fudging the facts  MICHIGAN — During a press scrum following a candidate forum with the Small Business Association of Michigan, Terri Lynn Land […]

Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment

Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 16, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Covington Jumps Ship: Another Example of Gov. Snyder’s Failed EAA Experiment LANSING — It was announced today that John Covington, the chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority, resigned from his position. This is the latest — and largest — piece […]

Gov. Snyder’s Inability to Tackle Roads Shows Serious Lack of Leadership

Gov. Snyder’s Inability to Tackle Roads Shows Serious Lack of Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 12, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder’s Inability to Tackle Roads Shows Serious Lack of Leadership For three years governor talks roads, waits until last minute and can’t finish the job LANSING — Thanks to the lack of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder, the Senate […]

Victory Pettalia Glardon Magazine Picture

Conservative Lawmakers Must Apologize to Female Constituents for Sexist Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 5, 2014 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Conservative Lawmakers Must Apologize to Female Constituents for Sexist Comment Lawmakers who voted for “rape insurance” belittle women’s issues with fashion magazines on House floor LANSING — Today, conservative lawmakers Peter Pettalia, Roger Victory and Ben Glardon made light of women’s issues […]