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Freedom of Information Act

August 21, 2015 / in Written by Tim Currier

On April 13, 1977 Michigan’s so called “Freedom of Information Act” became effective.  The statute embodies the public policy that we “the People” are entitled to full and complete information so that we can be informed in order to fully participate in the democratic process.  But, the Freedom of Information Act does not entitle you to all information, nor does it entitle you to it for free.  There are four hurdles to get information: 1) who is the requestor; 2) who is the requestee; 3) what information is being requested; and, 4) what is the cost to get the information.  Read More→