As previously reported,
As a service to the public and in the interest of transparency, the
Again, of note, are 58 ILAs involving the Michigan Economic Development Corporation which itself is a product of an interlocal agreement; the Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MQC3); the (now dissolved) Michigan Home-Based Child Care Council (MHBCCC) and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC).
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Opsommer says these agreements are even more egregious than ILAs in that there’s no requirement for tracking them. That’s why his measure also calls for the AG to keep a website of all such agreements, including the ones that were not approved and reasons for rejection, Opsommer told the
"I was shocked to find out how little even the Legislative Service Bureau could find on MOAs," he said. "No one knows how many we have or what they all do. Some may just be innocuous pieces of paper lying in a drawer somewhere while others carry the force of law and guide policy behind the scenes. But since there is no central repository for them we just don't know.”
Opsommer also correctly encapsulates what can happen without proper oversight: “Just like rogue administrative rules are sometimes not authorized in statute, or go beyond their authorized scope, we need to make sure MOAs aren't being used to skirt the legislature."
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