Freedom of Information bills go before Michigan House panel

From Lansing State Journal:  Michigan lawmakers say they’re trying to find middle ground between citizens, journalists, businesses and advocacy organizations who want easier, less costly access to public information and the local governments and law enforcement agencies that say transparency laws are too burdensome.

The clash of philosophies is playing out this month before the House Oversight Committee. On Tuesday, it began considering two bills to amend Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.