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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes October 18, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, firstname.lastname@example.org Investigation of Gravel Lobby Influence Shows Need to Rein in Lobbying $100,000 MDOT study was pushed by gravel industry, wasted taxpayer money MICHIGAN — An investigation by the Office of Auditor General found that a […]
Democracy works best when everyone participates. Unfortunately, Michigan Republicans don’t seem to agree. Every eligible voter should be able to make their voice heard. Every vote should count the same. These truths are pretty much fundamental to the idea of fair government of, by, and for the people and yet, Republicans in Michigan and […]
“There is a big difference between ‘coerced’ and forced.’” -Mackinac Center for Public Policy employee Jarrett Skorup, responding to an article about women being coerced into sex while completely missing the point and invalidating the sexual trauma of women across the country. This response is pretty gross, and it reflects a broader problem with […]
Last week, Capitol Confidential published an article whining about an Ann Arbor teacher who wrote and directed a musical about Betsy DeVos and her family’s disastrous impact on Michiganders and our public schools. The musical was an effort by a private citizen to poke fun at a very powerful and very public figure, but […]
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a gag rule that will ban any clinic receiving federal money through Title X, more commonly known as family planning money, from referring patients for abortion services. Tens of thousands of Michiganders will be affected by this decision. Doctors cannot say the word abortion, refer a patient […]
Last week, Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids introduced a bill that, frankly, is insulting to the LGTBQ+ community and its allies. The bill would make flying any flag above government buildings besides the state flag, governor’s flag, and the American flag against the law. Bills like Afendoulis’s are not just wrong – they’re […]