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Michigan bipartisan bill to make governor, lawmakers subject to open records law in doubt

Backers of a measure to open the executive branch and Legislature to greater public disclosure had to be heartened by its unanimous approval last week by a House committee.

But whether the 10-bill package to extend Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act to the governor’s office and Lansing legislators has a shot at becoming law this year seems less than a sure bet.  Continue…

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Package of government transparency bills clears Michigan House panel

A package of bills to make the governor and Legislature subject to Michigan public record laws was reported out of a House committee in a unanimous vote Thursday, and the committee chairman said he is hopeful it will pass the full Legislature before legislators takes their summer break.

Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, said the package of bills "potentially puts Michigan at the forefront for government transparency." Continue…

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Michigan — Bipartisan Bills Would Extend Open Records Law To Governor and Legislature

An effort to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act could move forward this week in the state legislature. 

The 40-year-old law covers local governments and state departments, but not the governor’s office or the Legislature.  Continue…

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