Sen. Moss on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to increase government transparency, discrimination protections

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Jeremy Moss (D–Southfield) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, during which she spoke about increasing government transparency, strengthening non-discrimination protections and her legislative vision.

“Gov. Whitmer shared her legislative vision for the term ahead after acting swiftly with executive orders and directives that will solve critical problems in Michigan. Now, the House and Senate must bolster these executive actions with legislative urgency.

“While the Governor was able to strengthen non-discrimination protections for state employees, the Legislature must protect all Michiganders so no one in our state faces discrimination based on who they are or who they love.

“We must also be her partners to expand our state’s open records laws to finally apply FOIA to the State Legislature and Governor’s office. I will lead that charge in the State Senate.

And I support the Governor’s efforts to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water, and I will introduce policIes that pursue environmental justice.

“The Governor laid out the work ahead so that every Michigander can live free of discrimination, in an environment that’s healthy and protected, with the peace of mind knowing their government is accountable to them. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers to make this vision a reality.”


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