Friday Short: Investing in People Really Works! April 19, 2024

Here’s this week’s LoL Friday Short for this April 19, 2024 There’s hope new legislation could be introduced in Lansing called The Working Parents Tax Credit. If passed, it could help around 250,000 Michigan kids in just one year. Supporters say this tax credit would incentivize work, and reward working families, and recent polling shows…

Episode 82: Transforming the Social Contract with Rx Kids in Flint

Here’s Episode 82 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! It’s another week. That means it’s another episode of the Republican Crime Syndicate! Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel announced several charges against former Michigan Republican state House Speaker Lee Chatfield, and his wife, Stephanie, for operating a criminal enterprise! Just like Chatfield’s hero, Dear Leader Trump, he…

Friday Short: Making Michigan Charter Schools Accountable Is Long Overdue

Here’s this week’s LoL “Friday Short” for this April 12, 2024. The Michigan Board of Education passed a resolution this week asking the Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass laws requiring more transparency and accountability when it comes to charter schools. For years, charter schools haven’t had to play by the same rules…

Episode 80: Michigan Republicans Shill For Fascism in Grand Rapids

Here’s Episode 80 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Pat’s got a lot to say this week, and that’s why it’s a solo show. Pat takes the Michigan Republicans to task, and the handful of right-wing Michigan sheriffs, who stood on stage with Donald Trump this week in Grand Rapids. Trump showed-up in our state to…

Friday Short: The Maddocks are an embarrassment to Michigan

Here’s this week’s LoL “Friday Short” on this March 29, 2024 Time for the LoL “Friday Short” on this March 29, 2024 Michigan Republican State Rep. Matt Maddock baselessly claimed on “X” that buses at Detroit Metro Airport were filled with “illegal invaders!” The only problem with such a claim? The people in those buses were…

Episode 79: Michigan Future, Inc. CEO Lou Glazer on why it’s time for transformational change in Michigan

Here’s Episode 79 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast! Michigan has tried 40 years of right-wing Republican rule, filled with failed economic and social theories. That’s led to an exodus of people leaving the state through the years for states with better jobs, improved infrastructure, effective investments in education, and accessible transit. Like most states in…

Friday Short: Shutting Down Line 5 Is A States’ Rights Issue

Here’s this week’s Left of Lansing “Friday Short.” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office argued in a federal appellate court that the fight to shut down the Line 5 oil pipeline belongs in a state court, and not in federal court. Enbridge, which owns the pipeline, argues that due to U.S.-Canadian treaty from 1977 means…

Friday Short: MI GOP Members Cry About Being Called Racists For Being…Racists

Here’s this week’s LoL Friday Short! Members of the Michigan Republican “Freedom Caucus” in the State House introduced a resolution to censure House Speaker Joe Tate. Tate, who became the state’s first Black House Speaker last year, stripped state Rep. Josh Shriver of his committee assignments and staff after he re-posted tweets pushing the white…