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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, […]

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Governor Snyder Bypasses Accountability; Forces Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for his Personal Defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 15, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org Governor Snyder Bypasses Accountability; Forces Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for his Personal Defense Progress Michigan to submit signatures calling on Snyder to pay his own legal bills LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan is calling on Governor Rick Snyder to […]

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SUNSHINE WEEK: State’s Broken FOIA Law Needs to be Fixed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 14, 2016 Contact: Hugh Madden, 734-250-2070, hugh@progressmichigan.org SUNSHINE WEEK: State’s Broken FOIA Law Needs to be Fixed Worst abuses show need for more accountability and transparency LANSING — At the beginning of Sunshine Week, Progress Michigan is highlighting the worst examples of our state’s broken Freedom of […]

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Progress Michigan Files Legal Complaint Against Gov. Rick Snyder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 11, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Files Legal Complaint Against Gov. Rick Snyder Failure to create a legal defense fund for actions in Flint runs counter to law LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan filed a complaint with the Michigan Secretary of State against Governor […]