As part of our monthly partnership with the fine folks over at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Managing Editor Dee Hall spoke with Brian Standing about the latest in the open records debacle, more trouble with businesses who received WEDC loans, and new information regarding the now-closed John Doe probe.
How would the open records law proposal have changed transparency of government in Wisconsin? What is the importance of public access to records? Today host Allen Ruff spoke with Bill Lueders to discuss the open records law and freedom of the press.
Hit with an avalanche of criticism from across Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to remove language from the state budget that would have gutted the state’s open records law. Dee Hall of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has the details.
How much should the state and the University keep secret from the public? Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders tells us about some threats to the state’s open records law.
How much information can you get from the government, just by asking for it? Minnesota’s Public Record Media is dedicated to finding out. Matt Ehling joined the Buzz to tell us more.