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Liberal group wants more information on Schuette emails


A liberal advocacy group argued today that the state Supreme Court should give it access to records from the state attorney general’s office.

It’s been over a year since Republican Bill Schuette stepped down as Michigan’s attorney general. The group Progress Michigan still wants to find out if Schuette’s staff used private e-mail addresses to do political work using public resources. The state says those records don’t exist anymore, if they ever existed to begin with.
                Lonnie Scott of Progress Michigan says there are ways to find out whether that’s true.

“We have a right to know how those records were handled, and that’s what’s at issue here.”

       Scott says Progress Michigan has already found instances of private communications that appear to skirt the Freedom of Information Act. A lower court denied Progress Michigan’s request.