Beau Jammes filed a complaint against Judge Vincent Biskupic, arguing that being subject to the judge’s scrutiny for months was ‘illegal’ — and unhelpful.
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Shockingly, in Wisconsin it’s perfectly legal for government officials to use their personal emails to do government work. Even though a government entity may have no ability to access personal accounts and even though it’s ridiculously easy to use personal emails to hide conversations from the public, these practices are still allowed.
A Steuben, Wisconsin resident writes that she is devastated that the Wisconsin DNR conditionally approved plans for Roth Feeder Pig to expand into a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
At the heart of Wisconsin’s government transparency laws is a presumption of openness — that “all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those officers and employees who represent them.”
The Wisconsin Center of Investigative Journalism board of directors has elected new officers and acknowledged the distinguished service of three retiring members.
Wisconsin Watch and Wisconsin Public Radio have joined the NEW News Lab (Northeast Wisconsin News Lab), a new collaborative that provides technology support, capacity building and additional funding to boost local journalism and newsrooms.
Wisconsin Watch’s coverage of racial justice, unemployment and pandemic win top Milwaukee Press Club honors
Wisconsin Watch won three gold awards from the Milwaukee Press Club Wednesday for 2020 coverage of racial justice protests,Wisconsin’s broken unemployment system and an examination of flaws in data reporting early in the pandemic.
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Students at Northwestern University profiled Wisconsin Watch, showcasing our story about disparities in curfew tickets given to Black Wisconsin residents in the summer of 2020.
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