Plan to hold elected officials accountable now heads to Senate
LANSING – State Representative Fred Miller (D-Mount Clemens) today voted in favor of an ethics package that will bring much-needed reforms to state government and hold legislators accountable. The measures that will prohibit lawmakers from becoming lobbyists for two years after leaving office, dock lawmakers’ pay for each day of session they miss and require elected officials to disclose their personal finances now head to the Senate.
The Michigan House today passed three measures that will:
- Prohibit legislators from becoming lobbyists for two years after leaving office, effectively ending the revolving door between lawmakers and lobbying firms.
- Dock lawmakers’ pay each time they miss a day of session.
- Require state officials and candidates for elected office to disclose their personal finances to the Bureau of Elections.
“Our reform plan aims to restore residents’ faith in government and ensure elected officials are focused on the issues that really matter – creating good-paying jobs and bolstering our economy,” said State Representative Fred Miller (D-Mount Clemens). “This plan will reduce the sway of special interests and make sure lawmakers only get paid for working on behalf of the people of Michigan. It is a step in the right direction toward moving our state forward.”