Government Transparency FOIA
Michigan ranks last in the country in transparency in government.
Michigan needs to require the governor's office to be subject to the Freedom of Information Act as right now it is exempted.
Michigan needs to pass the Legislative Open Records Act which has stalled in the Senate Government Operations Committee.
We need to require financial disclosure for lawmakers. Right now, besides knowing the base salaries, legislatures are free to earn money outside of that with no requirement to report extra income.
I oppose Michigan’s version of Citizen’s United which opens the doors for increased political spending by corporations.
Michigan doesn't need more influence from wealthy campaign contributors in our elections. Any of these reforms would start to build public trust in state government which is at an all time low.