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Mackinac Center: House transparency bills a "thoughtful" first step toward FOIA reform

Governor Rick Snyder
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Under Michigan law, Governor Snyder is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

There is only one state in the entire country where, under the law, the governor is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

You guessed it: it's Michigan.

It's one big symptom of the transparency problem in our state, and why there's a bipartisan push in the legislature to bring more transparency to government. 

Michael Reitz is one of the voices calling for more transparency. He is the executive vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Libertarian-leaning think tank based in Midland.

Reitz joined Cynthia Canty to talk about FOIA and Michigan on today's Stateside.

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