Freedom of Information Act

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Jane Briggs-Bunting says the Freedom of Information Act should give the public access to records so they know what their elected representatives are doing. The problem is Michigan’s law exempts the state Legislature and the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s office.

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(MPRN-Lansing) Democratic and Republican candidates for state office want to increase transparency in Michigan’s government. 

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WMUK’s Local Government and Education Reporter Sehvilla Mann wanted more “pieces of the puzzle” to find out what’s happening in local government. So nearly two years ago she started requesting the work calendars of top administrators in Kalamazoo County, and the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage.


(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. 

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(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.