Michigan legislation would limit Freedom of Information Act costs for public

From The Oakland Press:  When Oakland Township resident Marc Edwards was curious to know what official business his township officials were discussing via email, he decided to send a Freedom of Information Act request to the township to obtain documentation.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA, commonly called “FOY-ah”), was created to give the public access to government and public records, but potentially high costs for obtaining the information can cause financial burdens for some and restrict access to public information.

For Edwards, that cost was nearly $2,500 for two FOIA requests.