Rep. Kahle casts vote to increase state government transparency

State Rep. Bronna Kahle voted Thursday to make state government more transparent by subjecting the Michigan Legislature and governor to open records laws. Kahle, of Clinton, said the 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called…

Rep. Cox: People deserve more transparent state government

State Rep. Laura Cox today voted in favor of landmark bipartisan legislation that makes state government more accountable to Michigan residents. Cox, of Livonia, said the legislation makes the executive branch, which includes the governor and lieutenant governor, subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and…

Rep. Cole joins colleagues in voting for more transparency

State Rep. Triston Cole voted today on bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. Cole, of Mancelona, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

Rep. Howrylak votes to enhance government transparency

Rep. Martin Howrylak today joined a bipartisan majority of state representatives in voting to make state government more transparent to Michigan residents. Howrylak, of Troy, said the 11-bill legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called…

Rep. VanderWall a leader in expanding transparency

State Rep. Curt VanderWall voted today in favor of bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. VanderWall, of Ludington, was author of House bill 4150, one of the 11 House bills. The entire package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act…

Representative García votes to increase government transparency

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, voted today for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. The 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

Rep. Chatfield lauds passage of open government legislation

State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues in overwhelming support of bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. Chatfield, of Levering, introduced a measure in the 11-bill package, which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement…

Rep. Johnson votes for bills to expand government transparency

Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson joined a bipartisan majority in the House, approving landmark transparency bills that make state government more accountable to the people it serves. This legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the…

Rep. Lucido announces hearing on time change legislation

Rep. Peter Lucido today announced the House Commerce and Trade Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on his legislation to eliminate the twice-yearly time change in Michigan. “It’s about time,” said Lucido. “The dreaded time change has bothered me for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been working to eliminate it ever since…

Rep. Alexander: People deserve transparency in government

State Rep. Julie Alexander voted today in support of bipartisan legislation to make the Legislature and governor’s office more transparent to the people of Michigan. Alexander, of Hanover, said the legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and…

Rep. Victory votes to increase transparency for state government

State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville voted ‘yes’ on a package of bills passed by the House that makes state government more transparent. The legislation subjects the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act and has similar requirements for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act. “The public has…

Rep. Graves casts yes vote for more government transparency

State Rep. Joseph Graves today praised his colleagues for taking another step forward in making state government transparent as the House passed landmark legislation on a strong bipartisan vote. Rep. Graves, of Argentine Township, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure…