MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker, saying he is illegally withholding records related to his proposal to rewrite the mission statement of the University of Wisconsin known as the “Wisconsin Idea.”
The Center for Media and Democracy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Dane County Circuit Court. The group was the first to report in February that Walker’s budget would rewrite the “Wisconsin Idea” to focus on career readiness and drop references to public service and seeking a broader truth.
Walker called it a mistake and dropped the proposal.
The Center requested records from Walker’s office related to the creation of the proposal, but Walker refused to turn some over.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice says the office is reviewing the lawsuit.