Sunshine Week Would Be Brighter in Michigan with Stronger FOIA Laws

While citizens in the other 49 states celebrate the 13th annual national Sunshine Week from March 11-17, Michigan residents remains an outlier in transparency and accountability under its freedom of information laws. Michigan is the only state in the nation
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CNN gets FOI fee waiver from Michigan Health Dept.

The Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services wanted to charge CNN a hefty Freedom of Information fee of $11,071 to locate and review emails and documents from state officials on the Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak in Flint likely linked to the
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FOIA and the Anatomy of the Flint water story

Read the timely article about the efforts of Flint Journal reporter Ron Fonger who covered the Flint water crisis from almost the first drop. http://bit.ly/1OVKpZi. Using his sources and the state Freedom of  Information Act, Fonger exposed the crisis as it
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