Proposal would add governor to FOIA

Capital News Service
LANSING – The Flint water crisis could give a boost to proposed changes to Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by adding the legislative branch and governor’s office to government bodies that must follow it. The changes, introduced by Sen. Coleman Young II, D-Detroit, are co-sponsored by 10 senators. Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act ensures that the public is entitled to full and complete information regarding governmental affairs. It excludes both the governor and the Legislature. In recent years, the act has not been immune to amendments.