State Reps. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) unveiled a bipartisan legislation package, this week, to increase government transparency by subjecting the legislative and executive branches to open records acts. Chatfield said that the 11-package will subject the Legislature to a new Legislative Open Records Act (LORA), and the governor and lite governor to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He also said that Michigan is one of only two states that does not have access to the public records of the legislative and executive branches.

Quote: “We have a government that is intended to serve the people. It’s about time that the people have access to our records.

 

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