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News from Progress Michigan

February 12, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Snyder Continues to Hide Behind FOIA Exemption

Daily revelations show how administration bungled Flint Water Crisis, still no transparency

MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s latest email dump and his attempt to hide from transparency and public accountability by continuing to shield himself with his exemption to the Freedom of Information Act.

“This release is all for show. There are no ‘new’ documents in the emails that were just released, this is all information that would have already seen the light of day based on previous FOIA requests,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “If the governor is serious about wanting to be transparent, he will release every single document and communication regarding the Flint Water Crisis, including those of his executive staff. Progress Michigan will continue to fight to end the ludicrous exemption to FOIA that the governor is hiding behind.”


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