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Michigan House votes to extend open records law to legislature, governor

 

The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a package of legislation that aims to expand transparency to the governor's office and legislature.

"When I first got elected and started serving I was surprised to learn that my office wasn't part of the Freedom of Information Act," said Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan.

How the Flint water crisis and a statehouse scandal gave a boost to FOIA reform in Michigan

 

A succession of high-profile scandals in Michigan over the last year have cast a spotlight on the high cost of secrecy in state government. Now, there’s an opportunity for open records reform with a bipartisan 10-bill package that passed unanimously through a House committee this spring—and it’s championed by a young lawmaker who once trained as a reporter.

2016 Candidate Interview 35th District State Representative Jeremy Moss

 

Democratic Incumbent Jeremy Moss is running for re-election to be State Representative for the 35th District which includes Southfield, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin and Lathrup Village.  He has been in office nearly two years.  Moss has no competition for the primary, but will face Republican Robert Brim on Nov. 8, 2016.

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