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Report: Trump’s Default Plan Could Sink MI Home Values $50K, Kill 96K Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Report: Trump’s Default Plan Could Sink MI Home Values $50K, Kill 96K Jobs Donald Trump’s economic policies flirt with economic disaster MICHIGAN — A new study finds that Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to default on the U.S. debt could cost Michiganders […]

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Snyder Spends 2x More On Legal Defense than State Workers with Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  August 19, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder Spends 2x More On Legal Defense than State Workers with Charges Snyder, despite no charges, spent more on himself than DEQ employees with charges MICHIGAN — Despite the fact that no official charges related to the Flint Water Crisis have […]

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Michigan Should Follow DOJ Example and End Privatization in Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 18, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Should Follow DOJ Example and End Privatization in Prisons DOJ to end use of private prisons, citing safety and cost concerns MICHIGAN — The Department of Justice announced today that it plans to end the use of federal private prisons, […]

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Schuette Ignored Flint Residents For Over A Year Before Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 17, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Schuette Ignored Flint Residents For Over A Year Before Investigation Republican attorney general only showed up once cameras arrived MICHIGAN — It’s been reported that Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette received over a dozen complaints from Flint residents regarding water […]

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Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 3, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Teachers Push Back Against Snyder’s Half-Billion Dollar Rip-Off GOP legislators stay quiet while Snyder takes money from public school employees LANSING — Across the state today, teachers, support staff, students and parents are protesting Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued assault on […]

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Under Mike Pence, Indiana Scored a D- on Transparency and Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  July 28, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Under Mike Pence, Indiana Scored a D- on Transparency and Accountability Center for Public Integrity gave failing grades to Pence administration for FOIA laws  MICHIGAN — With Mike Pence campaigning in Michigan, voters should be aware that Indiana received a failing […]

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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 […]