“The movement I’m leading to increase transparency in state government enjoys broad support across party lines, as evidenced by today’s unanimous vote in the House Oversight and Ethics Committee for our open records legislation. Chairman Ed McBroom and I have put many hours into crafting bills that, at long last, subject our Governor and State Legislature to the same transparency laws under which municipalities across Michigan and governors and legislators across the country operate. Our efforts aim to make Michigan a leader in ethics and openness.

“I want to thank Chairman McBroom for his partnership on this endeavor, and call for swift action to move these bills out of the House with the same broad, bipartisan support.”