Posted on 03 March 2014 in Latest, Open records, WisWatch Blog
Apparently, many of the hundreds of open records requests being made of Walker’s county office were going to the Walker campaign for review. Clearly, these were all public records and the campaign should have had no involvement whatsoever in their review or release.
Posted on 27 November 2013 in Open records, WisWatch Blog
There is a broader issue: the public has a right to know who is saying what to elected officials.
Posted on 08 October 2013 in Open records, Tools
A list of resources for citizens and government officials regarding open government in Wisconsin.
Posted on 30 September 2013 in Latest, Open records, WisWatch Blog
State Sen. Leah Vukmir is making a novel legal argument to dodge a public records request — one that could neuter Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
Posted on 05 August 2013 in Latest, Open records, WisWatch Blog
By Bill Lueders
On July 30, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on newly released emails between Scott Walker’s campaign staff and county aides in 2010, back when the future governor was Milwaukee county executive.
One email was from Cindy Archer, then a top county aide, to Walker and his campaign staff, advising that “we may be responding [...]
Posted on 30 May 2013 in Open records, WisWatch Blog
Because voucher schools are still classified as “private,” they can — and do — ignore Wisconsin’s open records and meetings laws. It’s a double standard that
undermines transparency and shields information from parents and the public.
Posted on 11 March 2013 in Government, Latest
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.
Posted on 04 March 2013 in Latest, Open records, WisWatch Blog
By Mike Juley
A ruling last year by the Wisconsin Supreme Court involving the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel became the focus of attention Feb. 27, when a state Assembly committee held a public hearing on a bill, AB 26, that would drastically increase the cost of obtaining public records.
The bill, if approved, would let custodians of public [...]