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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan State University is asking a court to decide whether it has to release police and arrest records related to a highly publicized investigation. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Thursday was Freedom of Information Day. To celebrate, the state House unanimously passed a package of bills meant to increase transparency in state government. 

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) It’s Sunshine Week – a time of year when issues of transparency and open government are put front and center. Democrats in the state House and Senate celebrated the week Tuesday by announcing a package of bills they say will make Michigan government more transparent and accountable. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is brewing in the state legislature over government transparency for the governor and legislature. A large package of Freedom of Information bills that passed a House committee Thursday will likely be halted in the state Senate. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There could soon be tighter restrictions on the public’s access to information in bids for state business. A state Senate committee has adopted a bill that would shield information on bidders’ trade secrets and finances. 

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