Effort to Include Michigan's Governor, Legislature in Open Records Laws Revived in House


Michigan House lawmakers have renewed efforts to extend transparency requirements to the legislative and executive branch, but the bills could hit snags in the Senate again over concerns with opening up certain state correspondence to public view.

Led by state Reps. Daire Rendon, R-Lake City, and Vanessa Guerra, D-Saginaw, house bills 4007 through 4016 would expand Michigan's Freedom of Information Act to include the governor and lieutenant governor and subject the legislature to a separate Legislative Open Records Act, or LORA.

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