Reporter highlights secret records about lawmaker behavior

A report from Amanda St. Hilaire on WITI-TV in Milwaukee is drawing attention to records about investigations of state lawmaker behavior that are not available to the public. She found that most state lawmakers didn’t care to comment on the practice. The story includes comments from Wisconsin FOIC members April... - MORE -

Monitor fees charged by records custodians

How much have you been charged to get copies of public records? Wisconsin law allows records custodians to charge a reasonable fee, but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “reasonable.” The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council discussed this at a meeting on Thursday after this report of lawmakers using... - MORE -
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Open Meetings Law

Our state has a very powerful Open Meetings Law, which permits reporters to attend and report on all meetings of governmental bodies, boards, and commissions, and it allows reporters to record and photograph a meeting held in open session as long as you don’t interfere with the conduct of the... - MORE -