Lt. Governor Brian Calley lays out plan to clean up state government

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WILX) Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley laid out the rest of his 10-point plan to clean up state government Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

The plan includes things like expanding the Freedom of Information Act, requiring financial disclosures and passing the budget two years at a time. On Tuesday, Mr. Calley announced he's launched a petition drive to make the legislature part-time. He said he has one goal in mind. "I think it will restore confidence in our government, it will make our government work more efficiently and transparently and it will also make it more efficient. A government that is being watched at this level and has this level of accountability I believe will work better."

Mr. Calley would not say if he's running for Governor, although political analysts expect him to make a formal announcement soon. Democrats say if he thinks Lansing needs to be cleaned up, he should have done something about it during his six-plus years as Lieutenant Governor.