MiCOG board member discusses FOIA in the context of Flint water crisis
MiCOG board member discusses in radio interview flaws in state's FOIA as exposed by Flint water crisis.
Listen to MiCOG board member and former Detroit Free Press columnist Ron Dzonkowski interview on WKAR radio about FOIA as it relates to the Flint water crisis.
Michigan earned an F and was ranked dead last for transparency in the 2015 Center for Public Integrity review of the 50 states. Michigan is also an FOIA outlier among at least 49 other states. By statute, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are exempt from FOIA. The legislators was given a pass in a 1986 Attorney General Opinion. Currently, ten state Senate Democrats are hoping to change that with their bill SB 716 that would make both the Governor and legislators subject to FOIA.
Here is the link to Dzonkowski’s 11:07 minute interview: