Area lawmakers tentatively support Open Meetings update

Lansing-area lawmakers are open to modernizing the state's nearly four-decades-old Open Meetings Act, provided it doesn't put too much burden on governments.

Earlier this month, the Michigan Law Revision Commission recommended the Legislature update state law to require a public body that "directly or indirectly maintains an official Internet presence" to put more information such as meeting notices, minutes and "records that are the subjects of agenda items" online.

In interviews, lawmakers and lawmakers-elect from the Greater Lansing region said they support transparency and modernized government but many expressed concerns about placing new burdens or expenses on municipalities. Continue>>>