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.
Rep. Schroeder talks about final passage Thursday of her ‘Save Our Students’ plan. The bill, which goes to the Governor, requires schools that issue identification cards to include a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hotline on each card for students in grades 6 through 12.
Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan giving local governments more flexibility to prioritize their road repair schedules has been signed into Michigan law by Gov. Whitmer.
The Michigan Legislature today gave its final approval to Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s ‘Save Our Students’ plan – geared toward preventing suicide and helping young people when they need help the most.
The Michigan Senate today unanimously approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s plan allowing Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected.