(MPRN-Lansing) A progressive group is crying foul over the price tag a state agency requested for processing a public information request it submitted. 


Democrats say recent expulsion hearings for Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat highlight the need to subject the governor and lawmakers to public information requests. 

Group Says State AG Overcharges for FOIA

Aug 6, 2015

A liberal organization says Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is trying to block an inquiry into his office by charging hefty fees for public records.

Progress Michigan says it’s asking the Republican attorney general to reconsider the decision to ask for more than $19,000 for records.

The group wants to examine communications between members of the AG’s staff and lobbyists in an effort to uncover instances of inappropriate conduct. The inquiry was inspired by a New York Times story on other attorney generals.

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The public would not be able to obtain certain information about pipelines and other infrastructure under legislation in the state House. Supporters of House Bill 4540 say it’s an attempt to protect critical infrastructure from being attacked.

Democrats Unveil Bills to Increase Transparency

Mar 17, 2015
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) New bills at the state Capitol seek to make state government more transparent. Among other things, the Democratic bills would ban the state from awarding contracts to some campaign contributors.