Michigan House approves Rep. Glenn’s plan to boost government transparency

Legislation extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Annette Glenn’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. Glenn, of Midland, said Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and state legislators from open records laws….

House panel approves Rep. Glenn’s transparency plan during Sunshine Week

State Rep. Annette Glenn’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was approved Tuesday by the House Government Operations Committee. Glenn, of Midland, said the committee’s approval coincides with Sunshine Week, a national initiative celebrating the important role openness and accountability plays in our system of government. “Year after year,…

Rep. Glenn: Funding method for Governor’s roads plan will hurt taxpayers

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, a member of the budget-setting House Appropriations Committee, on Friday rejected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal in the upcoming fiscal year budget for a 45-cent tax increase on gas, but praised the governor’s call to repeal the 2011 income tax increase on retiree pensions. Both stances are consistent with what Glenn told…

Rep. Glenn: Drivers can offer input to lower car insurance rates

New legislative website to provide latest news on reform, public interaction   State Rep. Annette Glenn, of Williams Township, today announced the creation of a special website to keep people informed about the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates while giving Michigan drivers a chance to have their voices heard. The website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com,…

Rep. Glenn: Fiscal responsibility is top priority

State Rep. Annette Glenn, of Midland, released the following statement in response to tonight’s State of the State address: “I look forward to working with Gov. Whitmer to increase student reading ability, bring down the cost of car insurance, and fix our roads, and I believe we can do that without raising taxes. In fact,…

COLUMN: Government transparency must be a priority

Last November, the people of Bay and Midland counties put their trust in me to represent their interests in Lansing as their new state representative. I respect that, and I want everyone to be able to hold me accountable. That’s why the first piece of legislation I introduced after taking office last month focuses on…

Rep. Glenn sets local office hours

State Rep. Annette Glenn announced her first set of in-district office hours for 2019. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 8 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at H&H Bakery and Restaurant, 200 S. Mable St. in Pinconning; and 9 to 10 a.m. at Nori’s Restaurant, 963 W. Midland Road…

Rep. Glenn appointed to budget-setting committee

Rep. Annette Glenn has been selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee for the 2019-20 legislative term. Speaker Lee Chatfield announced the assignments this week. The House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees are responsible for helping determine the state budget. This committee is key to the implementation of public policies that have significant impact…

Rep. Glenn fights for increased government transparency with first bill

Bipartisan solution gives people access to more public information State Rep. Annette Glenn, along with a bipartisan group of House colleagues, has introduced a comprehensive plan to increase the transparency of state government. Glenn, of Williams Township, said Michigan is one of a very few states that still exempts its governor, lieutenant governor and the…

Rep. Glenn opens Lansing office, announces key staff

State Rep. Annette Glenn’s legislative office officially opened on January 2 and is prepared to serve the people of Midland and Bay counties. “One of my top priorities is to have an office that is accessible and responsive to the residents of our communities,” Rep. Glenn said. “I am honored and humbled to serve the…