LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker, issued the following statement after his financial disclosure legislation was included in a bipartisan bill package introduced on Tuesday to implement the transparency measures of Proposal 1 of 2022:
“When the people of Michigan passed Proposal 1 last year, they overwhelmingly said that they want a more open and accountable state government. This legislation is about upholding that principle and requiring more transparency from our elected leaders.
“This bipartisan package will require the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and members of the Legislature to disclose certain financial information every year — which will help ensure public officials are not making decisions that personally benefit them.
“Considering the recent criminal corruption conviction in Michigan, this type of transparency is needed more than ever — if anything, to help restore the public’s trust.”