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MichMash: Government Watchdogs Say Effort to Increase Transparency Falls Short

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Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher talk with Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network during “Sunshine Week.”

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Michigan is one of the only states where the Legislature and the governor don’t have to respond to requests under its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

A state House panel approved bills to end that exemption during what’s known as Sunshine Week — a time to call attention to issues of government transparency.

But some government watchdog groups are still not happy.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Cheyna Roth and Jake Neher shine some light on why they’re concerned. They speak with Craig Mauger, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


Jake Neher, Producer, Detroit Today

Jake Neher is a producer and reporter for Detroit Today. He has formerly reported on the Michigan legislature.

Jake.Neher@wdet.org Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth, Reporter

Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.

CRoth@MPRN.org Follow @Cheyna_R

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Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

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