Michigan is one of only two states where the governor is exempt from Freedom of Information laws.
The public had a right to know these grim facts, yet it took a five-month-long lawsuit by New York’s Empire Center for Public Policy to discover some of the most important information. Gov. Cuomo simply wasn’t transparent – and neither is the state of Michigan.
Michigan is one of only two states where the governor is exempt from Freedom of Information laws, and the only state where that exemption is written into statute. Thanks to this exemption, the governor has no obligation to produce any records whatsoever, despite making decisions affecting the lives of every Michigander.