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Secretary Benson issues statement on Gov. Whitmer's executive directive on transparency in state government

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today issued a statement in support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive directive calling on state departments and agencies to embrace the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act.

“A healthy democracy requires an informed and engaged electorate. The best way to restore and maintain confidence among voters is for government to be fully transparent,” Benson said. “The governor’s directive sets the right tone, and I look forward to working with the Legislature on additional measures that can be placed into law.”



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