LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- A bill meant to clarify what civic and school officials can tell residents about local ballot measures is moving forward in the state House.
School districts and local governments have been bashing a new law that limits what they can say about local proposals 60 days ahead of an election. They’re calling it a “gag order.”
House Bill 5219 cleared a state House panel on Wednesday with new language meant to ease concerns from local leaders. It now says officials can give information – as long as it’s “factual and strictly neutral.”