Monday, August 8, 2016
Lawmakers Push Controversial Bill Designed To Conceal Where They Live From Voters
By Brandon Hall
A bill recently introduced in the Michigan House is causing controversy after critics say it lets politicians conceal where they live from their constituents.
There's really no debate, that's what the legislation does. The bill was introduced by first-term State Rep. Peter Lucido of Macomb.
According to the proposal:
"AN AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY SHALL INCLUDE A CHECK BOX THAT ALLOWS A CANDIDATE TO NOT HAVE HIS OR HER RESIDENCE ADDRESS PUBLISHED, RELEASED, OR OTHERWISE DISCLOSED."
Matt Maddock, a leader of the Michigan Conservative Coalition, blasted the legislation.
"Lansing goes "dark" (in) new Michigan bill that will allow legislators to hide from us-allows candidates to hide where they live," Maddock said. "Perhaps if they did a better job representing their people instead of the special interests that fatten them up, they wouldn't have to hide from their angry constituents."
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