Rep. LaSata: People deserve state government transparency

State Rep. Kim LaSata today voted yes to legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. The bills received overwhelming support and now go to the Senate for consideration. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates…

Rep. Lower votes to open state government to more scrutiny

State Rep. Jim Lower today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to make state government more accountable to Michigan residents. Lower, of Cedar Lake, 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 the Legislative…

Rep. Lauwers casts yes vote for more government transparency

State Rep. Dan Lauwers cast a vote today for a more open state government, approving sweeping legislation that makes the legislative and executive branches more transparent. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, 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…

Rep. Howell: Government transparency is a priority

State Rep. Gary Howell has fulfilled a promise to residents of Lapeer County by sponsoring and voting for landmark legislation that passed the House of Representatives today and subjects state government to open records laws. Howell, of North Branch, said he eagerly co-sponsored the 11-bill legislative package to make the governor and lieutenant governor subject…

Rep. Runestad champions House passage of open records bills

State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake Township, today lauded the overwhelming House passage of bipartisan legislation making state government more accountable to its taxpayers. Runestad 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…

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Rep. Miller: Government transparency is a House priority

State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny. Miller, of Sturgis, said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators…

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Rep. Brann applauds House vote on government accountability

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. Brann, of Wyoming, supports the legislation which 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 Open…

Rep. Sheppard votes to expand state government transparency

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today voted to extend transparency laws to include the legislative and executive branches of Michigan’s government. Sheppard, of Temperance, 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 the Legislative Open…

Rep. Bellino lauds bipartisan passage of transparency bills

State Rep. Joe Bellino voted today in favor of bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. Bellino, of Monroe, introduced one of the 11 bills to make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state…

Rep. Tedder votes to expand state government transparency

State Rep. Jim Tedder today voted to extend transparency laws to include the legislative and executive branches of Michigan’s government. Tedder, of Clarkston, 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 the Legislative…

Rep. Noble votes to make your government more accountable

State Rep. Jeff Noble today voted for landmark legislation to make state government more transparent under open records laws. Noble, of Plymouth, 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 Open Records Act….

Rep. Bizon votes again to increase state government transparency

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in voting for legislation to make state government more accountable to the residents of Michigan. Bizon, of Battle Creek, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for…