Last week, Governor Tony Evers’ administration settled a lawsuit filed by state Representative John Nygren, a Republican from Marinette. The complaint concerned an open records request Nygren filed last August with the governor’s office, which was rejected. According to Evers’ office, the request was too broad in its parameters and would take too long to […]
Who can file an open record request, and when can government officials deny a request? Our host for the hour, Dylan Brogan talks with experts to unpack the policies around open records in Wisconsin. Our first guest of the hour is Amanda St. Hilaire. Amanda is a journalist with Fox6 and earlier this year she […]
Under Wisconsin’s open government laws, any governmental body has to meet in public and announce what they will discuss in their meetings so folks can decide if they want to attend. Government can meet in closed session in a limited number of circumstances, such as when it is conducting judicial hearings, discussing employment and licensing […]
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.