The Center alleges that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections failed to respond to two records requests regarding the Center’s ongoing investigation into inmate treatment and discipline. Continue Reading
A breakdown of what changed under Wisconsin’s Act 2, passed in January, 2011. Continue Reading
In January, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services began publishing state inspection reports of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care providers on its website. Records are available from July 2012 onward. Continue Reading
Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.
Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series. Continue Reading
It’s time once again for proponents of open government and the free flow of information to celebrate Sunshine Week. But this year, we’ll be doing it under a cloud. Continue Reading
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) has introduced a bill to end the requirement that those who give more than $100 a year to state political campaigns disclose their principal place of employment. Continue Reading
Donald Henriksen is one of at least 45 registered sex offenders living among other nursing home residents, according to a Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism review of addresses for the state’s nearly 20,000 registered sex offenders and 399 licensed nursing homes.
Opengovernment.org, a promising new tool that tries to scrape pretty much everything you could want to know about the Wisconsin state legislature. Continue Reading
Learn how to use Wisconsin local governments’ property records to check out companies or people. Continue Reading
The unleashed power of the Internet has given the public unprecedented access to information, and there is no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Continue Reading