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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Improved FOIA bill blocked in Senate

In the nearly 40 years since Michigan’s legislature passed the Freedom of Information law (FOIA), that belief and practice of open access to the workings of government is challenged again with loopholes, laws, foot dragging and excuses that deliberately thwart
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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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Mich. House Oversight Committee considers banning release of 911 tapes

The state Legislature is considering exemption to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act would prohibit the release of 911 emergency audio calls. Monitoring the responsiveness of police, fire, EMT and dispatchers is a vital part of transparency and accountability in government.
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