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Statement from State Rep. Jeremy Moss on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s sudden defense of FOIA expansion laws

 

In 2015, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette was caught advising departments of the Michigan state government to discourage a Freedom of Information Act request by charging $52,000 in fees in order to fulfill it.* But earlier this week, Schuette claimed that expanding FOIA is part of his run for the governor’s office. In response, State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) issued the following statement:

Petition circulators who fib could get charged with crime under House bills

 

When state Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, went to vote in Detroit’s primary election in August, a man collecting signatures for a ballot proposal asked her whether she wanted to sign a petition that would make Michigan’s Legislature part-time.

When she said no, the signature gatherer changed his tune and said the petition was actually for a full-time Legislature.

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