State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, today introduced a bill requiring the state to make public the name of executive government officials involved in a sexual harassment settlement utilizing taxpayer dollars for payment.
Fink believes state government should be as transparent as possible, especially when taxpayer dollars are being spent.
“The people of Michigan deserve to know how their elected officials conduct themselves,” Fink said.
The bill would require that the name of an executive official be made public upon request if the executive office settles a sexual harassment or assault claim with taxpayer dollars.
Fink also supported the House’s legislative ethics package earlier this year, which included several government transparency measures for state legislators.
State Rep. Andrew Fink, of Adams Township, announced the state budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 received final approval from the Legislature today and includes measures to protect personal freedoms related to vaccination and limit overreach from local health officers.
“Those pushing for the National Popular Vote Compact in Michigan seek to eliminate a vital part of our constitutional system. The Electoral College was designed with many advantages that would be erased by a national popular vote.”
Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty throughout Michigan in the past year.