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Injunction Protects Michiganders’ Right to Straight Ticket Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 21, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Injunction Protects Michiganders’ Right to Straight Ticket Voting Elimination of straight ticket voting would have led to longer lines MICHIGAN — A federal judge has blocked a Republican-backed law that eliminates straight ticket voting in Michigan, which would’ve led to longer lines […]

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Schuette Should File Brief Supporting Teachers Fighting Wage Confiscation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 21, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Should File Brief Supporting Teachers Fighting Wage Confiscation Educators need a true ally, not a political show horse MICHIGAN — If Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to stand on the side of justice and support Michigan educators, he needs […]

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Progress Michigan Statement on Selection of Mike Pence as Trump’s Running Mate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 15, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Statement on Selection of Mike Pence as Trump’s Running Mate LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Indiana Governor Mike Pence as the running mate for Donald Trump. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, […]

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Snyder Picks Ex-Oil Executive to Protect Air and Water?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 14, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Picks Ex-Oil Executive to Protect Air and Water? Governor names former BP official to head of MDEQ, while taking $90k from oil lobby LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a former executive with BP America to head up the […]

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Schuette Doubles Down on Crusade Against Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan July 8, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Doubles Down on Crusade Against Equality Michigan’s Republican AG drags state into lawsuit against transgender rights MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the news that Michigan’s Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette joined a lawsuit attacking equality […]

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Report: MI Republican Budgets Don’t Properly Fund Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: MI Republican Budgets Don’t Properly Fund Education Study shows 89 percent of school districts left behind in Snyder/GOP Budget LANSING — A report released today shows that the education budget signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday continues to […]

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Attorney General Schuette Lawsuit Another Charade To Deflect Blame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 22, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Attorney General Schuette Lawsuit Another Charade To Deflect Blame Schuette should be honest, Republican governing philosophy ruined Flint LANSING — Today, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit against three companies, Veolia North America, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman and […]

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History Shows EMU Should Not Privatize Food Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 15, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org History Shows EMU Should Not Privatize Food Services Outsourcing public jobs to private, for-profit companies has proven problematic YPSILANTI — Progress Michigan is urging the Eastern Michigan Board of Regents to not privatize the university’s food service. The board is considering Chartwells, […]

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Michigan Republicans Choose Their Donors Over Detroit Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  June 9, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Republicans Choose Their Donors Over Detroit Children Detroit Public Schools package creates more problems for students; protects bad charter operators LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate Republicans sent a bill to Governor Snyder’s desk that fails to address […]

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Bathroom Policing Bill Filed in House by Republicans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan June 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Bathroom Policing Bill Dropped in House by Republicans Bill is latest attempt by MIGOP to discriminate against transgender people LANSING — Michigan House Republicans have introduced a bathroom-policing bill that discriminates against transgender people and stokes fear and ignorance in our […]