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Michigan FOIA expansion bills tweaked in committee

 

The House Competitiveness Committee is expected to act Thursday on bills expanding public records acts to the governor's office and legislature under new, tightened language.

Michigan is one of two states that currently does not subject the legislature or governor to its open records laws, which helped the it earn the bottom spot on a 2015 ranking of transparency among the states.

Late-night tax drama reveals GOP's leadership challenge

 

Michigan has a flat income tax, so the cut would have applied equally to all earners. But what's real money to folks at the high end of the scale equates to pennies for others. As state Rep. Jeremy Moss, D-Southfield, noted, the average person in his neighborhood making $35,000 a year would have seen a savings of roughly $10 a month. By contrast, someone pulling down $350,000 a year would save $100 a month.

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