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The Michigan House wants to see more transparency in state government.


On Wednesday they put their stamp of approval on proposals subjecting the governor’s office and the legislature to the state's public record laws.


Michigan’s 40-year-old Freedom of Information Act explicitly exempts the governor’s office from records requests and in 1986 lawmakers also excluded themselves.


Michigan is one of two states to wholly exempt the governor’s office from FOIA.


Michigan also is among a minority of states where lawmakers are exempt.



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