By John Foust, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Computers have made examining government records easier than ever. The smallest townships across Wisconsin post their meeting agendas and minutes online. And websites for government agencies at all levels contain an enormous amount of other information. Electronic records are also available on request. Say you want to […]
By Jonathan Anderson, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council A week after Republicans in the state Legislature voted to gut the public records law in 2015, members of the Assembly sought to quell backlash over the plan. A resolution that passed 96-1 affirms that the Assembly “remains committed to our state’s open record and open government […]
By April Barker, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council
In March, for the second year in a row, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued a very welcome executive order regarding the state’s open records law.
It notes that “the American republic and the State of Wisconsin were founded on the basis of broad accountability of government to the people.” And it declares that ”the free flow of information from the government to the people instills trust and confidence in our democracy and ensures that our government is accessible, accountable, and open.”
Eau Claire will be one of eight state cities to host an informational tour highlighting the importance of Wisconsin’s open records law in the wake of unprecedented attacks from state lawmakers and others. The three-day “Open Government Traveling Show” will visit Eau Claire on Tuesday, March 15, for a program at 7 p.m. in Room […]