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Dems want governor's office to be covered by records law

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Democrats are pushing to change Michigan's public records law, which exempts the governor's office and the Legislature from disclosure.

The move comes after Gov. Rick Snyder voluntarily released thousands of emails written or received by his staff as he and key aides were dealing with Flint's water woes.

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel and Democratic Party chairman Brandon Dillon urged Snyder, Republican lawmakers and the attorney general to support a change in the law. Michigan is one of two states that shields the governor's office from public disclosure.

Dillon and Greimel told reporters Monday that revelations from the voluntarily released emails are proof that the law must change. They want to see text messages, memos and other documents, too.

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