Policy
Wisconsin

Lawmakers Seek to Raise Price of Transparency

It is a short bill that’s getting a lot of attention from some media outlets in the state. AB 26, introduced by 7 Republicans and 1 Democrat, would raise the cost of open records requests, say opponents. Specifically, the bill allows government entities whose records have been requested to charge extra fees for the cost […]

Policy
Wisconsin

Budget Tries to Curtail Open Records Access

Access to public records doesn’t just make a journalists job easier, it is essential to the democracy we live in.  Open records allows the public a check on its government.  One can only imagine the things that would occur when public officials know their actions are very well hidden. Sadly, a strong budget proposal for […]