State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today introduced a resolution declaring the week of March 10 as Sunshine Week in the state of Michigan.
“This resolution complements the Legislative Open Records Act bill package to establish transparency within the government,” Rep. Schroeder said. “A free and open press is a primary liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights.”
Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy. Originally started nationally in 2005, this annual declaration was established to spark a discussion about the importance of open government and public access to government documents and meetings.