News site examines dozens of transparency proposals swirling in Michigan

Dozens of government transparency and ethics bills are circulating in Michigan, the state that received an “F” grade and ranked 50th in the nation in a 2015 integrity investigation.

Steve Delie, executive director of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government, told Michigan Advance that the state is stuck in “a culture of non-transparency.”

In a June 2, 2021, article, Michigan Advance examined and explained the various proposals to reform the Freedom of Information Act, as well as conflicts of interest and lobbying laws.

“Some open government advocates say that not all of these bills pass the smell test … because they lack accountability measures or are monitored by in-house committees rather than giving the public full access,” Michigan Advance reports.