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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is trying to sell himself as a working class hero who hears the concerns of working class people. It shouldn’t work if voters understand that Pence’s record is more self-serving than public servant. In 2009, auto workers across the country but especially in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana were facing economic […]
My daughter has the awesome opportunity to attend the DNC this week. As a teenage girl, she is aware of the history being made this week as a major political party nominates the first woman in our country’s history for President. These are my words to her as she takes in this moment. To my […]
In May of 2015, Progress Michigan called out Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Teana Walsh, who was advocating on her Facebook for the summary execution of Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters in Baltimore in the wake of the killing of Freddie Gray. She wound up resigning from her position in disgrace. But guess what? She’s […]
Yesterday marked the first day of Summer 2016. Temperatures are rising across the state, already reaching above 90 degrees at some points this week. We all know that can mean that by the time you’ve walked outside and gotten into your car, you’re already sweating. Multiple cool showers per day and guzzling ice water becomes the […]
In February of this year, Michigan’s Auditor General issued a damning report of the care that veterans were receiving at the Grand Rapids Veterans Home. The report showed that the home suffered from a lack of staffing. Even worse, the Home was accused of falsifying records to show that our veterans were getting better care […]
Last week, Gov. Snyder attended the Mackinac Policy Conference. Snyder had an opportunity to speak truth to power to the assembled business leaders. He could have urged them to support a tax plan that asks them to pay their fair share – pointing out that our roads, schools and water infrastructure are inadequately funded. […]