Tag Archive | "open records"

Watchdog toolkit


Tips on how to gather your own information about lobbying, campaign finance, bills and organizations in Wisconsin.

Open government resources


A list of resources for citizens and government officials regarding open government in Wisconsin.

State agency lags on records compliance


To assess the DOA’s performance, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism analyzed the nearly 200 records requests the agency received in the first six months of 2012. The analysis found the DOA took an average of 24 days to provide records or denials.

Nursing home inspections


A FRAIL SYSTEM
About this series:
Families’ abilities to hold potentially negligent nursing facilities accountable have been diminished by a recent change in state law that bars records of abuse and neglect from use in the courts, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has found. The Center’s investigation also shows that some long-term care facilities are failing [...]

Records law author Lynn Adelman to receive Wisconsin Watchdog Award


U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, the chief author of Wisconsin’s Open Records Law and a strong advocate of the Open Meetings Law, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award.

Your Right to Know: Lawmakers exploit loophole to hide ALEC ties


By Brendan Fischer
Center for Media and Democracy
Wisconsin state legislators are routinely deleting emails concerning their involvement with the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), exploiting a loophole that exempts the Legislature from records retention rules that apply to all other state and local government officials.
For more than a year, we at the Center for Media and Democracy, a [...]

Your Right to Know: On open records, Walker and Barrett are imperfect


By Bill Lueders
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Advocates of open government often quiz candidates for public office on their level of support for official transparency. The candidates, when asked, always tout their commitment.
That doesn’t mean they always deliver.
Both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, have fielded many requests for public [...]

‘I want the choir to sing’


Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.

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