Kudos to the Editorial Board of the Holland Sentinel for its strong, persuasive editorial in support of HB 4001 urging the State Senate to move this bill out of committee and approve it.
The editorial was headlined: Our View: Don’t let bill to improve Michigan’s public records law die. Read the full editorial at http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20141002/Opinion/141009938#ixzz3F0GHf8wq
Thanks also to the St. Ignace News for running an Opinion column on HB 4001 by MiCOG’s executive director. That column can be accessed at http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2014-10-02/Opinion/Open_Government_Is_Facing_Challenges.html
MiCOG strongly supports this important piece of legislation that would strengthen and greatly improve Michigan’s Freedom of Information law. Please contact your state senator and tell him or her to insist HB 4001 comes to a vote for approval in the Senate preferably before the recess for the November election, if not then before the end of the 2014 session. You can contact him/her by clicking this link: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html