Tag Archive | "public records"

How tort reform bill changed state law


A breakdown of what changed under Wisconsin’s Act 2, passed in January, 2011.

How to find nursing home inspection reports


In January, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services began publishing state inspection reports of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care providers on its website. Records are available from July 2012 onward.

‘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.

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows


Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.

Let the sunshine in … please


It’s time once again for proponents of open government and the free flow of information to celebrate Sunshine Week. But this year, we’ll be doing it under a cloud.

Bill would nix donors’ need to name employers


Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) has introduced a bill to end the requirement that those who give more than $100 a year to state political campaigns disclose their principal place of employment.

Records: At least 45 sex offenders in state’s nursing homes


Donald Henriksen is one of at least 45 registered sex offenders living among other nursing home residents, according to a Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism review of addresses for the state’s nearly 20,000 registered sex offenders and 399 licensed nursing homes.

A new transparency tool in town


Opengovernment.org, a promising new tool that tries to scrape pretty much everything you could want to know about the Wisconsin state legislature.

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