Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Responds to FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan January 6, 2022 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Responds to FOIA Request Progress Michigan is glad to see no criminal charge will be pursued in Helton case  MICHIGAN – In December 2021, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department filed a criminal complaint against Howell resident Kasey…

FOIA Requests Submitted to Livingston Sheriff, Prosecutor Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org FOIA Requests Submitted to Livingston Sheriff, Prosecutor Offices Charges filed for tweets could be major First Amendment infringement LANSING – Today, Progress Michigan filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Livingston County Sheriff and Prosecutor’s office seeking communications regarding highly-questionable charges filed against…

Did Wayne County Canvassers Lie in FOIA Response?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan October 18, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Did Wayne County Canvassers Lie in FOIA Response? Monica Palmer alludes to text message from district GOP chair MICHIGAN – After Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers tried to disenfranchise Detroit voters in 2020, Progress Michigan filed a…

MICRC Demands Exorbitant Amount to Fulfill Routine Progress Michigan FOIA Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan October 7, 2021 Contact: Lonnie Scott, Lonnie@progressmichigan.org MICRC Demands Exorbitant Amount to Fulfill Routine Progress Michigan FOIA Request Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission requires $60,000 for public records request, reduces to $30,000 after missing deadline, obstructing transparency MICHIGAN – In August, Progress Michigan submitted a public records request to…

Progress Michigan Submits FOIA Request to Redistricting Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan August 23, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Progress Michigan Submits FOIA Request to Redistricting Commission Michiganders deserve fair, nonpartisan maps, which means ensuring the Commission is free from undue outside influence MICHIGAN – On Monday, Progress Michigan submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to Michigan’s Independent Citizens…

Michiganders Are Done Waiting for FOIA Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 16, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michiganders Are Done Waiting for FOIA ReformProgress Michigan announces details of ballot initiative to expand FOIA  MICHIGAN – This Sunshine Week, Progress Michigan is celebrating by rolling out the details of an upcoming ballot initiative to expand the Freedom of Information Act…

Real FOIA Reform Ballot Initiative Planned by Progress Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENews from Progress Michigan March 1, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Real FOIA Reform Ballot Initiative Planned by Progress Michigan Foot-dragging and half-measures have plagued quest for transparency for too long MICHIGAN — Year after year, FOIA reform is rolled out in the legislature only to go to Mike Shirkey’s Senate to die. The…

Lawsuit Filed Over Wayne County Board of Canvassers FOIA Denial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan January 19, 2021 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Lawsuit Filed Over Wayne County Board of Canvassers FOIA Denial Board members were contacted, but never responded to FOIA request MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan filed a lawsuit today in the Wayne County Circuit Court seeking the disclosure of communications between Republican members of…

House Passes FOIA Bills, Progress Michigan Tells Senate Not to “Shirk” Transparency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan Marcy 19, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House Passes FOIA Bills, Progress Michigan Tells Senate Not to “Shirk” Transparency While not perfect, FOIA bills represent big step forward for transparency in Michigan LANSING — Progress Michigan is applauding the House’s passage of bills opening up the governor and…

House FOIA Package Has Some Big Holes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Progress Michigan March 4, 2019 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org House FOIA Package Has Some Big Holes Lack of judicial review, weak document retention policies in LORA need to be fixed   MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan is calling attention to a bipartisan package of bills introduced in the Legislature addressing reforms to…