Expect­ed bill would ban Michi­gan law­mak­ers from sign­ing NDAs

(The Cen­ter Square) – Michi­gan state Rep. Steve Car­ra, R‑Three Rivers, says he will intro­duce a bill next year aim­ing to pro­hib­it leg­is­la­tors from sign­ing non-dis­clo­sure agree­ments.
The plan fol­lows a Detroit News report reveal­ing that near­ly one in five Michi­gan law­mak­ers have signed “secre­cy pacts” gag­ging them from shar­ing their knowl­edge of tax­pay­er-fund­ed projects.
“Elect­ed offi­cials have a duty to be as open and trans­par­ent as pos­si­ble,” Car­ra said in a state­ment. “Law­mak­ers should nev­er trade their silence for infor­ma­tion about cor­rup­tion that ben­e­fits the polit­i­cal­ly con­nect­ed in their com­mu­ni­ties. Our job is to rep­re­sent all the voic­es of our dis­tricts.”
Car­ra encour­ages eco­nom­ic expan­sion but says the gov­ern­ment pick­ing win­ners and losers behind closed doors isn’t the right solu­tion.
Greg LeRoy, exec­u­tive direc­to …