Secretary of State launches transparency web page

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced a new web page providing more disclosure and gathering key Department of State information in one place.

“It’s important for residents to have all the information they need and deserve so they can hold their elected officials accountable,” Benson said.

The web page includes Secretary Benson’s calendar, a link to the Department of State’s expenditures, a link to the Bureau of Elections campaign finance disclosure database, contact info, instructions for submitting a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of State,

Benson will continue to update the information and publish new elements online as they become available throughout her tenure.

Benson held her first Restore the Public Trust town hall to get feedback from residents Sunday in Southfield in partnership with state Sen. Jeremy Moss and state Rep. Kyra Bolden.

The website was launched in recognition of Sunshine Week which is a nonprofit effort led by the American Society of News Editors. This annual call to action emphasizes open government and freedom of information at federal, state and local levels.

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