Hoitenga People deserve more transparency from state government

first_img Representative lauds plan to subject governor’s office, Legislature to FOIA rulesState Rep. Michele Hoitenga, right, joined her colleagues in the House today to announce a bipartisan bill package to increase government transparency.State Rep. Michele Hoitenga today praised the introduction of a bipartisan plan that makes state government more accountable to the people of Michigan.Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her colleagues today to unveil a reform plan that makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and creates a set of similar rules for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).“Michigan is one of just two states that still exempt the governor, lieutenant governor, senators and state representatives from open records rules,” Hoitenga said. “I was more than happy to be open and transparent when I served as mayor, and I should be held to the same standard of accountability as a state representative.”### 01Feb Hoitenga: People deserve more transparency from state government Categories: Hoitenga Newslast_img

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