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Join Bridge Lunch Break on openness in Michigan government and why it matters

Related: Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on MI government transparency

Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us Tuesday, March 30 for a discussion about Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, why Michigan’s ranks so poorly in government transparency and what reform would mean for the state and for the average citizen.

We’ll be joined by Steve Delie, the policy lead on transparency and open government at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Merissa Kovach, policy strategist for the ACLU of Michigan. This hour-long discussion will be moderated by Bridge Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting from noon to 1 p.m.


Grab your lunch and pull up a chair in front of your computer as we discuss and answer your questions! You’ll have an opportunity to pre-submit your questions on our Lunch Break registration form. If time allows, we’ll take additional questions during the event.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions have centered on racial equity in Michigan, the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education, high water levels in the Great Lakes, the November election, readers’ COVID-19-related questions, Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021 and coronavirus vaccine distribution.

How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via email. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video below. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series.  

We look forward to talking with you on March 30.

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