LANSING, Mich., May 12, 2022 — Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted to send a proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution to the November ballot. The amendment would require annual financial disclosure from legislators and state officers and change the number of years an individual can serve in the Legislature. After the vote, state Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) issued the following statement:

“It is vital that the people of Michigan have trust in their lawmakers. The proposed amendment would bring our state into alignment with the 48 other states that require their legislators to disclose financial information. The public should know whether financial interests play a role in their legislators’ votes. Additionally, reforms to term limits will help reassure the public that legislators are prioritizing the needs of citizens over their own political ambitions. Reforms like these are key to rebuilding trust in our institutions.”