Michigan Attorney General wants to broaden open-records law

Michigan's top law enforcement official says the governor's office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests.

Michigan is one of just two states with a blanket exemption for the governor and the executive office from open-records requests. Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday the "reset button has been pushed" because of crisis over Flint's water being contaminated with lead, and he is hopeful that lawmakers will broaden the law. 

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder – who has apologized for the crisis – has voluntarily released his personal emails from 2014 and 2015 related to the water emergency, but not correspondence among his staff. Continue…