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Report: Snyder Plans to Rollback Private Prison Food Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan February 7, 2018 Progress Michigan has been calling for cancellation since beginning MICHIGAN — According to MIRS News, Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to “reverse course on using private vendors for prison food service” following years of Progress Michigan calling for such action. The out-of-state, for-profit food service […]

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Amazon Skips Michigan, Proving Snyder Years a Total Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 18, 2018 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] Amazon Skips Michigan, Proving Snyder Years a Total Fraud Tax giveaways instead of investing in critical infrastructure leave Michigan out of the running LANSING — Today, Amazon announced the 20 finalists for its second headquarters leaving Detroit and other Michigan […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan  October 19, 2017 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected] UIA Changes a Start; Must Make Falsely Accused Whole LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the introduction of a package of bills that seek to fix the state’s broken unemployment fraud system, which falsely accused thousands of […]

Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional

Democrats in the state House of Representatives launched a tool today that will measure Michigan’s progress on education, clean air, job creation, etc. If it sounds a little bit like Gov. Rick Snyder’s dashboard approach, that’s because it is — intentionally. From the website: The Governor says state government should be outcome-based, and we couldn’t […]

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 […]

Racing to the Bottom

Racing to the Bottom

Bonnie B. at the Lansing Online News has a must-read piece today about  what’s behind the full-bore assault on higher ed, and what we should do about it. Just as NAFTA initiated a race to the bottom for Midwest factory workers, the new austerity promoted by the GOP will gut public education, while deflating the […]

Glass house, meet stones.

Glass house, meet stones.

Recommended reading from The Nerd‘s Facebook page, skewering Michigan’s universities for hiring more administrators and giving pay raises. Ironic money quote: “There are too many administrators making too much money,” he said. Please note the “he” is not Snyder, but an EMU faculty rep who seems to stand in for the Snyder administration’s position. Interesting, […]

Value for who, again?

Value for who, again?

John Yob, progenitor of the allegedly grassroots effort Value for Michigan, says he won’t reveal the (likely high-rolling) donors to the effort, which aims to drum up support for Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget. “We will file our campaign finance reports the same time other political committees do, as legally required by the SoS office. We […]