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Progress Michigan Predicted Privatized Prison Food Problems Would Persist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 11, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Predicted Privatized Prison Food Problems Would Persist The vendor is not the problem, it’s Gov. Snyder’s governing philosophy of outsourcing MICHIGAN — As predicted in a report released by Progress Michigan back in August, problems with privatized food […]

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Snyder, EMs Get Pass From GOP-Led Flint Water Legislative Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan May 10, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder, EMs Get Pass From GOP-Led Flint Water Legislative Committee Why were Gov. Snyder and former Flint emergency managers not called to testify? LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan blasted the Joint Select Flint Water Public Health Emergency Committee for failing […]

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PM to Michigan Republicans: Do You Stand With Trump?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  May 4, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org PM to Michigan Republicans: Do You Stand With Trump? Trump is now the standard bearer of the GOP; do MI elected officials support him?  MICHIGAN — Donald Trump is now the sole Republican candidate for the presidential election and Progress […]

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Criminal Charges Filed Against State, City Employees Over Flint Water Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  April 20, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Criminal Charges Filed Against State, City Employees Over Flint Water Crisis Snyder narrative that feds to blame for crisis blown wide open with charges MICHIGAN — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will announce criminal charges related to the Flint Water […]

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House Appropriations Strips Ed Board of Funding Over LGBT Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Appropriations Strips Ed Board of Funding Over LGBT Guidelines Retaliatory move punishes board’s efforts to protect LGBT students LANSING — The GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted today to strip funding away from the State Board of Education in retaliation […]

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Ruth Johnson Sides with Rick Snyder over Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan April 6, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Ruth Johnson Sides with Rick Snyder over Taxpayers Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Rejects Progress Michigan Complaint Regarding Snyder’s Legal Defense LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan was informed that Secretary of State Ruth Johnson rejected their complaint regarding Rick Snyder’s […]

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Anti-LGBTQ Bill Seeks to Move Michigan Away from Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 29, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Anti-LGBTQ Bill Seeks to Move Michigan Away from Equality LANSING – As the rest of the nation moves forward to fully recognize the rights of the LGBTQ community, at least one elected leader in Michigan wants to turn back the […]

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State Board of Education Takes on Bullies; Michigan Republicans Bully Them For It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 24, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org State Board of Education Takes on Bullies; Michigan Republicans Bully Them For It Punishing State Board for protecting children shows Republican’s real priorities LANSING — Yesterday, a House appropriations committee stripped travel and per diem funding from the State Board […]

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Flint Water Task Force Report: Snyder Administration Failed Flint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 23, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Water Task Force Report: Snyder Administration Failed Flint Snyder focused on long-term solutions; Families in Flint in need of real solutions now LANSING — Today, the Flint Water Task Force released its final report regarding the Flint Water Crisis. […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on FOIA Expansion Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 16, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on FOIA Expansion Legislation LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding legislation introduced to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act to include the Office of the Governor. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, […]