MI: House OKs open records plan as Senate shows opposition

The Detroit News: Lansing — The House unanimously approved Thursday an 11-bill package to subject the offices of the governor and state lawmakers to open records requests.

But even as the Senate proceeds with a similar plan to shine a light on shielded documents at the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder’s office, the issue could die in Senate because Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof is opposed.

“Yeah, there’s no support for that over here either,” Meekhof, R-West Olive, said Thursday about the House plan before its approval. He added that he’s not planning any hearings for the Senate version of the plan, nor is there “overwhelming support for those” bills among senators.

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