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MI: New Buffalo plans to discontinue livestreaming public meetings

NEW BUFFALO — In the wake of a brief Feb. 20 regular meeting of the New Buffalo City Council, it was learned that the city had decided to end the online livestreaming and video archiving of its public meetings. City Clerk Lori Vander Clay said the video-system contractor, Granicus, provided the cameras and other components […]

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Mich. school district allows union, employees to exclude material from FOIA requests

From Michigan Capitol Confidential:

Grandville Public Schools is breaking the law by agreeing to a union contract provision that allows teachers and their union to have a say about what is released in Freedom of Information Act requests, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s legal expert.

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Lawsuit seeks to force sheriff’s office to turn over surveillance video

From AnnArbor.com:

A retired Ann Arbor pathologist has filed a lawsuit against the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, claiming he was not given the full video of an alleged theft from a court employee’s car in 2011.

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