No immediate committee vote planned for retiree health care changes


There is no set time frame on bills designed to cut down on unfunded retiree health care liabilities for Michigan communities, House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant told the House Local Government Committee on Thursday.

"I'm not interested in setting a timeline," Cotter said, noting that he was willing to work with people who wanted this bill to go forward.

Bills Meant To Increase Transparency In Government Make Their Way To The Senate


The legislation crosses party lines, with bill sponsors coming from both sides of the aisle. Democratic state Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) is one of the bills’ sponsors.

“Being transparent in government on the front end is easier in the long run because it removes all doubts,” said Moss.

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.



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