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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There is a danger of public bodies using this to generate revenue.”

- Robin HERRMANN, general counsel for the Michigan Press Association on the fees government agencies charge for Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.

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Here's How Much State Agencies Collected From FOIA Fees Last Year
"Fees charged for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests aren't supposed to be a revenue generator for government, at least in the view of some open government advocates."
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Nofs Looks To Keep 10% Choice Cap, Change Renewable Standards
"Michigan companies wishing to switch their electricity service from a choice provider to a regulated utility would need to pay for whatever additional electric generation is needed to serve that company, under legislation being crafted in the Senate."
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The Wage Gap That Does And Doesn't Exist In The Legislature
"Last week, the State House paused to recognize Pay Equity Day. Conveniently, for lawmakers, they don't have to look far to see differences in average pay among groups of female and male workers."
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How Much Does The Person Retrieving Your Public Records Make?
"If the government charges a fee for a public documents request, and it involves labor charges, it's not supposed to be more than the hourly wage of the lowest-paid employee capable of handling it."
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Opponents Question Speed Of No-Fault Reform As Hearing Scheduled
"The speed at which major changes to Michigan's auto no-fault system are moving through the Legislature this spring is particularly frustrating to some Michiganders, like Erica COULSTON, of Southfield."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There is a danger of public bodies using this to generate revenue.”

- Robin HERRMANN, general counsel for the Michigan Press Association on the fees government agencies charge for Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.