Area lawmakers tentatively support Open Meetings update

Lansing-area lawmakers are open to modernizing the state's nearly four-decades-old Open Meetings Act, provided it doesn't put too much burden on governments.

Earlier this month, the Michigan Law Revision Commission recommended the Legislature update state law to require a public body that "directly or indirectly maintains an official Internet presence" to put more information such as meeting notices, minutes and "records that are the subjects of agenda items" online.