No cheap details on contracts

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The bulk of state contracts flow through the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, which houses the state’s central procurement office and publishes all of its 1,200 contracts with outside vendors — some $32 billion worth — on its website. These agreements range from health insurance for state workers to office supplies.

Three state agencies have the authority to manage their own contracts independently: the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the state lottery bureau. But two of the three — the MEDC and MDOT, which has the third-largest departmental budget in state government — don’t offer the same transparency in disclosing their contract agreements.

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