State Rep. Julie Calley joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling for changes to make Michigan’s state government more open and accountable.
Calley, of Portland, stood with many of her colleagues for the announcement of a proposal to increase transparency for Michigan’s executive and legislative branches.
The proposal includes the creation of the Legislative Open Records Act, which would allow exemptions for records such as ongoing investigations, lawsuits or direct constituent correspondence.
The bills are very similar to a package approved by the Michigan House last session.
“State lawmakers should strive to give Michiganders confidence through transparency and accessibility,” Calley said. “I welcome the opportunity to increase accountability to the people we serve.”
The Michigan House already has moved to make information easily accessible to the public. Last month, the House posted employee salary information on its website.