Report highlights loophole exempting state lawmakers from open records rules

Did you know that state lawmakers aren’t subject to the same public records laws that all other government agencies in Wisconsin are subject to?

It’s true and it’s a loophole that’s been around for a long time.

This report from WITI reporter Amanda St. Hilaire brings new attention to this loophole. She tested the rules to see what records she could get from state lawmakers.

This story got the attention of the President of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, Bill Lueders, who shared ti with the Council and its supporters.