open-government

Schimel Pushes Back on Media “John Doe III” Claim

Attorney General Brad Schimel pushed back Monday on media claims that a Government Accountability Board investigation he revealed in a report on leaks to a British publication was not a John Doe probe. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Monday that Schimel “erroneously” referred to the investigation as John Doe III, even though the investigation, the […]

Docs Show ACLU, DRW Closely Involved in Obama DOJ Milwaukee Voucher Probe

New documents obtained by Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty indicate that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and taxpayer-funded Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) were running parts of the Obama DOJ’s investigation into the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. WILL obtained the documents through a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ). In August 2011, […]

City of Green Bay Denies Open Records Request, Again

The Green Bay Mayor’s office is sticking by its contention that departmental spending requests are not subject to the state’s open records law. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported last week that Assistant City Attorney Joanne Bungert refused the request, saying the requests are drafts and therefore are exempt from the open records law. On Monday […]

Green Bay MSM Ignores Developer’s Claims About Mayor

For several months, Green Bay aldermen have been accusing Mayor Jim Schmitt of lying about the purpose of requested loan for the embattled Hotel Northland downtown redevelopment. On June 2nd, a former developer in the project, Mike Frantz, substantiated the aldermen’s claims on a radio talk show. As of today, only one other Green Bay […]