State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, today introduced a bill requiring the state to make public the name of executive government officials involved in a sexual harassment settlement utilizing taxpayer dollars for payment.
Fink believes state government should be as transparent as possible, especially when taxpayer dollars are being spent.
“The people of Michigan deserve to know how their elected officials conduct themselves,” Fink said.
The bill would require that the name of an executive official be made public upon request if the executive office settles a sexual harassment or assault claim with taxpayer dollars.
Fink also supported the House’s legislative ethics package earlier this year, which included several government transparency measures for state legislators.
State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, announced the state budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 received final approval from the Legislature today and includes measures to protect personal freedoms related to vaccination and limit overreach from local health officers.
Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty throughout Michigan in the past year.
State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, is calling on the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency to provide an explanation after a review letter from the federal government revealed additional problems in how UIA has operated.