Representative García votes to increase government transparency

first_img State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, voted today for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan.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.“These bills strengthen the public’s right to see how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent by state officials,” García said. “I voted for this legislation because I believe in transparency in state government.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills were not taken up by the Senate prior to the end of the 2015-16 legislative session.Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts.##### 16Mar Representative García votes to increase government transparency Categories: Garcia News,Newslast_img

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