Pushing For Transparency

Michigan ranks dead last among all states in the nation in terms of openness, accountability and ethics. People deserve the right to know how their government operates, how their tax dollars are spent and whether their elected officials are acting in their best interests. As a result of Jeremy’s dedicated work, he led a bipartisan group of legislators to introduce legislation that would remove the exemption of the Governor and State Legislature to the Freedom of Information Act. This common-sense legislation will increase transparency, help the media and the public hold government accountable, and start to rebuild institutional trust that is at an all-time low. In his first term, this legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House but never made it to the Governor's desk to be signed into law. Jeremy is working to renew these efforts to fight for transparency in Michigan.