House panel OKs bipartisan transparency legislation

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The House Michigan Competitiveness Committee today approved a bipartisan 11-bill package that expands state government transparency, including legislation introduced by state Rep. Sue Allor.

Allor, of Wolverine, introduced a bill that will create the Legislative Open Records Act that places the Legislature under public disclosure laws. The package also subjects the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act.

“This is meaningful legislation that gives the public the tools to peer into state government and see how their hard-earned tax money is being used,” Allor said. “I am eager to see the bills pass the House next week, appropriately during Sunshine Week, and move forward in the legislative process.”

The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.