A Convicted Felon’s Quest for Responsible Governance in Michigan

John Clore standing in front of the Michigan Senate floor. Upholding Accountability: A Call for Reform In a surprising turn of events, John Clore, a convicted felon who has since reformed, has emerged as a passionate advocate for accountability in Michigan’s political landscape. Despite his troubled past, Clore’s journey serves as a powerful reminder that […]

Ensuring Accountability: Holding Michigan Officials Responsible for FOIA Compliance

Upholding Transparency and Accountability in Government In a free society, transparency and accountability are vital principles that foster public trust and ensure responsible governance. In Michigan, as in any state, officials are legally bound to follow the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to provide access to public records. However, there have been instances where some […]

Shedding Light on Transparency: Michigan’s Fight Against Corruption

Michigan Initiatives’ “Transparency Act” Aims to Hold Government Accountable In a time when public trust in government is paramount, the importance of transparency cannot be overstated. Michigan, like any other state, has faced its fair share of corruption scandals where a lack of transparency played a significant role. These incidents have highlighted the urgent need […]

Unmasking Corruption: The Urgent Need for Transparency in Michigan’s Government

Transparency is the cornerstone of a healthy state, empowering citizens to hold their elected officials accountable and ensuring the integrity of government processes. Unfortunately, Michigan has witnessed instances where a lack of transparency within the legislative and executive branches has allowed corruption to fester unchecked. This article sheds light on specific incidents where the absence […]

Michigan Initiatives Completes Draft “The Transparency Act” to Foster Government Accountability

In a significant move towards fostering transparency and accountability in Michigan’s government, Michigan Initiatives has completed the draft of a groundbreaking Citizens’ Initiative called “The Transparency Act.” This proposed amendment aims to hold the Governor’s office and the legislative branch subject to public information requests, effectively eliminating the existing exemptions under the Freedom of Information […]

Unveiling the Curtain: Addressing the Lack of Transparency in Michigan Government

Transparency is the lifeblood of a healthy society, empowering citizens to hold their government accountable and ensure decisions are made in the public interest. However, concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency in Michigan’s government.  Specifically the lack of transparency with the executive branch (Governor) as well as legislative branch being exempt from […]