Political insider: Gov’s staff emails have scent of ‘skunk works’

From The Detroit News:  Under state law, the only time the public gets to peek inside the inner workings of the Governor’s Office is when its staffers send emails to employees of other state agencies, which are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Records obtained by The Detroit News through an FOIA request to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget included the correspondence of Gov. Rick Snyder’s staff, who were debating how to respond to revelations of a secretive “skunk works” education reform group trying to develop a low-cost charter school that students would pay for with a voucher-like debit card.