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 the Legislative Open Records Act.
“Elected officials should be accountable to the people they serve,” Kahle said. “More transparency will add to this accountability. I’m pleased and proud to be part of the bi-partisan support for more open and transparent government.”
Kahle said Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.