Appeals court must decide if MCCA is public, subject to FOIA

State Supreme Court rules Michigan’s Constitution requires if one law modifies another, that other law must be amended, too. Michigan’s high court on Friday reversed a Court of Appeals ruling and ordered that lower court to determine if the legislatively
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E-filing funding on Tuesday Senate Com. agenda

The proposed SB 531 is a good first step in the plan to create a statewide e-filing docket management system moving Michigan’s court system into the 21st Century. We support this effort to address funding. But important issues need to
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Michigan House tackles two important FOIA, OMA issues

Two actions in the state House of Representatives could result in greater transparency and accountability by Michigan’s 15 public universities (House Joint Resolution O) but bar public disclosure of the video and audio recordings of police wearing body cameras (HB4234
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House Judiciary Committee considers bill to exempt police body cam recordings from FOIA

MiCOG has grave concerns about proposed substitute HB 4234, known as the Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act.” Our suggestions for change and comments were submitted in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee in advance of its scheduled hearing
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NFOIC and SPJ join effort to defray legal costs of FOI suits

NFOIC and SPJ combine war chests to fight for Freedom of Information. The Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition are joining forces – and legal war chests –  to help citizens and journalists fight for
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MiCOG Op-Eds support Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week OpEds by MiCOG board members Charles Hill and Garry Gilbert ran in newspapers and on news sites across Michigan. Thanks to the excellent, persuasive writing of MiCOG board members Charles Hill and Garry Gilbert, a lot of readers
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