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    Progress Michigan is a first-of-its-kind organization. Our mission is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable and assists in the promotion of progressive ideas.

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Suit filed to block Holland coal plant

Suit filed to block Holland coal plant

Citizens groups today filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for ignoring state regulations when it approved an air pollution permit for a coal plant in Holland. “The State of Michigan should not be in the business of bending the rules and that’s what this lawsuit is about,” said Jan O’Connell of […]

Who makes Michigan work?

Who makes Michigan work?

Hint: it’s public employees. Today, we’re pleased to partner with our friends at We Are the People to launch IMakeMichiganWork.org, a new website that showcases the personal stories of Michigan’s public service employees, who are being asked to accept an additional $180 million in wage and benefit cuts to pay for Gov. Rick Snyder’s $1.8 […]

Dismantling Democracy in Michigan

Dismantling Democracy in Michigan

Looking for a Emergency Manager destination to find out if your community is in danger? Click here. In Benton Harbor, one of Michigan’s first new local emergency managers under Public Act 4 described himself as an “angel of common sense” just days after he suspended democracy there by ordering the City Council to quit doing […]

Americans for Prosperity and the Big Oil Koch Brothers & Co.

Americans for Prosperity and the Big Oil Koch Brothers & Co.

Americans for Prosperity, a Koch Brothers front group, is dedicated to stripping worker rights, destroying the middle class, and maximizing corporate profits. Their strategy? Pitting union employees against non-union employees. Public sector employees against private sector employees. Neighbor against neighbor. It follows Jay Gould’s philosophy, “I can hire one-half of the working class to kill […]

Capitol We Are The People Rally

Capitol We Are The People Rally

Republicans in Lansing are debating a budget that would give a $1.8 billion tax cut to big corporations and pay for it by cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from education, raising taxes on middle class families and seniors, and pushing more than 14,000 children into poverty. It’s time for politicians to start standing up […]

Book Club for Energy Activists

Book Club for Energy Activists

*Write-up taken from Michigan Energy Options and Michigan Environmental Council.  PEAK OIL NOVELIST TO SPEAK IN EAST LANSING ON APRIL 19, 2011 Kurt Cobb, novelist and founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and GasTuesday, April 19, 2011 from 5:30 pm – 7 p.m. at Michigan Energy Options, East Lansing. On Tuesday, […]