Jane Briggs-Bunting


Opinion | Sen. Arlan Meekhof to Michigan residents: Leave politicians alone!

March 16, 2018 | Jane Briggs-Bunting

Michigan is the only state that exempts the governor, lieutenant governor and legislature from its public records laws. And Meekhof, the Senate Majority Leader, aims to keep it that way.

Time for Lansing to make its own records open to the public

March 14, 2017 | Jane Briggs-Bunting

New legislative bills would remove the curtain of secrecy that shrouds backroom deals and corruption, make legislators more accountable to their constituents and bring Michigan in line with other states.

Bill protecting student journalists would stop censorship

April 19, 2016 | Jane Briggs-Bunting

A measure in the Senate would preserve the First Amendment rights of high school and college journalists while still guarding against libel or other abuses

Senate panel should pass records law that serves the public

September 25, 2014 | Jane Briggs-Bunting

Sen. Richardville is blocking a FOIA bill that will keep the government from refusing to turn over public records, or charging exorbitant fees for their release. Passing this bill will make government bureaucrats more accountable.