House passes Legislative Open Records Act

Michigan’s House of Representative on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Legislative Open Records Act that amends and expands the state’s FOIA to correct omissions that have made Michigan an outlier among  other states across the nation. Under the proposed legislation (HB
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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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MiCOG and others to meet Monday with Supreme Court administrator

MiCOG will be among several groups in a meeting Monday with the state Supreme Court Administrator to discuss proposed legislation impacting court access and transparency. Other groups include the Michigan Court Officers Association, Michigan Creditors Bar Association, the Michigan Process
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Charges for e-access to court records stalls in Senate Judiciary Committee

A push endorsed by the state’s high court and the State Court Administrative Office to start charging for electronic access  to court records, at least at the probate level, was blocked in the state Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon, Tuesday,
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