FOIA

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. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(Lansing-MPRN) A state lawmaker says it’s time to subject the governor’s office and the Legislature to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) says he’ll introduced the bill soon. 

Changes take effect July 1

Public bodies oppose the bills, media organizations and watchdog groups support meausre

Bills would limit how much governments could charge for copies of public records