Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) says he "absolutely" believes the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) expansion that passed the House last week would pass the Senate if it were put up on the board for a vote. Hertel also weighs in on other open government issues, including whether state employee salaries should be published on a public website and how U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Rochester) is doing on the accessibility front.
Also, why are Republican policy makers having such a hard time getting on the same page when it comes to education reform? Why the constant tinkering and when does it end? And, from a political standpoint, why should Republicans wait until 2019 to handle FOIA reform?