first_img Categories: News,Noble News State Rep. Jeff Noble today joined a bipartisan effort to make Michigan’s state government more open and accountable.Noble, of Plymouth, joined colleagues in announcing a proposal to make Michigan’s governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal also calls for a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators.“Making state government more accountable – that’s the whole point here,” Noble said. “I’m proud to join a broad coalition pushing for more openness. People deserve access to information that shows how their state government operates.”Michigan is one of just a few states that exempt the governor, lieutenant governor and Legislature from public disclosure laws.The new bills are similar to ones approved by the Michigan House last session. Those bills did not reach the governor’s desk.The section of the new proposal applying to lawmakers is called the Legislative Open Records Act. It would exempt some records, including letters to and from people in the lawmaker’s district, human resources files and ongoing legislative investigations or lawsuits.The Michigan House already has moved to make more information easily available to the public. Last month, the House posted the salary of every representative and employee on its website.### 01Feb Rep. Noble: It’s time to strengthen Michigan’s open records lawlast_img