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Reporter sues lawmaker over electronic records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A reporter has filed a lawsuit demanding a judge force a state lawmaker turn over more than 1,000 pages of records in an electronic format.

Bill Lueders, a reporter and president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, filed the lawsuit in Madison on Friday. He alleges that he asked Rep. Scott Krug’s office for copies of correspondence with constituents over water and wetland issues from the beginning of the year through April 8.

The lawsuit alleges Krug’s office gave him more than 1,000 pages of documents even though he asked for the material electronically so he could search it more easily.

Krug is a Republican from Nekoosa. A message left at his Capitol office wasn’t immediately returned.

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