Statement from Rep. Lasinski on bipartisan government transparency plan introduced in Michigan House

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduces House Bill 4009 as part of a bipartisan package to increase transparency in state government in Lansing on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

LANSING — Today, House Republicans and Democrats introduced a bipartisan package of legislation to increase the transparency of state government. State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced House Bill 4009 in the package to specify how to separate exempt from non-exempt materials, and requires that non-exempt material be made available for review. In response, Rep. Lasinski issued the following statement:

“Michiganders deserve to know that their elected officials come to work every day to fight for them, not wealthy special interests. At a time when our state ranks last in transparency and ethics, this legislation is a long-overdue solution to making sure our government is accountable to the people we are elected to serve.”