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Progress Michigan
Progress Michigan / progressmichigan.org

A liberal advocacy group wants to take Attorney General Bill Schuette to the Michigan Supreme Court.


Cabinet
Max Pixel / freegreatpicture.com

Democratic and Republican candidates for state office want to increase transparency in Michigan’s government.


Voting Booth
Sam Felder / flickr.com

The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission.


Brian Calley
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is raising his profile ahead of an anticipated run for governor next year. 


MSU
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Michigan State University is asking a court to decide whether it has to release police and arrest records related to a highly publicized investigation.  The records are related to the criminal investigation into an alleged sexual assault that may involve members of the Spartan football team.


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

A left-leaning group has filed a lawsuit to find out how often Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his aides used private e-mail accounts to discuss public business. 


Money
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A campaign committee controlled by Republican leaders is facing fines and questions over how it lost track of many thousands of dollars during the last election. 


Freedom of Information Act
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Transparency in state government was up for a vote Thursday in Lansing.  The state House approved a package of bills that would open up the governor’s office and the legislature to freedom of information requests.


FOIA
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

A battle is brewing in the state legislature over government transparency for the governor and legislature.


Michigan State Senate
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

There could soon be tighter restrictions on the public’s access to information in bids for state business. 


Michigan House of Representatives
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Michigan and Louisiana are the only two states that don’t apply their public records laws to the legislature and the governor’s office.  A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers have rolled out bills to change that. 


Michigan State House of Representatives
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Lawmakers need to be more transparent.  That was the message sent by the House today when it approved bills to expand Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  


FOIA
Courtesy Photo / foia.gov

The Freedom of Information Act could be changing in Michigan. 


Flint Water Treatment Facility
Ben Gordon / flickr.com

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has spent $2 million so far in the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. 


Jay Sinclair

Eastern Michigan University released new e-mails about the possible sale of its Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake in Lapeer.


6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says booking photos in federal cases are not automatically available to the public.  


Jay Sinclair

Eastern Michigan University has extended its appeal response time to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 

 


Jay Sinclair

An Eastern Michigan University alumnus has obtained legal representation after EMU refuses to provide information on the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 


U-M Sexual Assault Investigation Experiencing Delays

Jun 7, 2016
University Of Michigan Brand
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has received multiple extensions from the federal government for documents pertaining to sexual assault cases, according to the Detroit Free Press.

FOIA
Courtesy Photo / State of Michigan

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


Flint Water
MPRN

Governor Rick Snyder is asking for $1.2 million to pay for outside legal counsel to help with the administration’s response to the Flint water crisis.  


Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

Governor Rick Snyder says his office will release all Flint-related emails dating back to the beginning of his administration in 2011.  


Michigan State University
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Michigan State University must release the names of student athletes named as suspects in police reports to news organizations.  The Michigan Supreme Court issued that order Wednesday.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


A federal appeals court says US marshals in Detroit were on the wrong side of the law when they tried to deny a newspaper access to booking photos of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and police officers accused of corruption.