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Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on MI government transparency

Jonathan Oosting, Steve Delie, Merissa Kovach

If you missed Tuesday’s Bridge Michigan Lunch Break discussion about Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, why Michigan ranks so poorly in government transparency and what reform would mean for the state and for the average citizen, you’re in luck. We recorded the conversation and it’s available on demand.


Bridge Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting was joined by Steve Delie, policy lead on transparency and open government at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and Merissa Kovach, policy strategist for the ACLU of Michigan, for an hour-long discussion on these important topics.

Watch the video here:

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. 

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.  

Lunch Break will resume in April. Watch Bridge for an announcement of the topic and for registration information.

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