An Assembly bill to restrict the release of body camera recordings would undermine the main rationale for equipping police officers with video devices.
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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel spoke at an open government forum on Wednesday at a Madison hotel. It had been arranged before the effort to gut the open records law took place just before the Fourth of July weekend, but that episode made the forum all the more timely.Read More »
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said Monday that he hopes lawmakers will get some ideas for updating the state's open records law during a summit he's hosting, which comes just weeks after he spoke out against efforts to keep many government records private.Read More »
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.Read More »
Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.Read More »
When a mid-state newspaper made a full-court press for the release of employee notes that were taken down during a school district’s disciplinary investigation, the Court of Appeals took the opportunity to construe an exception to the public-records law.Read More »
A Democratic state senator must release the names and email addresses of people who sent him messages during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union restrictions to a conservative think tank, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.Read More »