A former Alaska CARES employee speaks out against the actions of Dr. Barbara Knox.
When an employee at a government agency makes a purchase, that transaction is the public’s business. Whenever a permit or license is issued by a government authority, this is information you should be able to obtain.
This article deals with the refusal of the Madison school district to release taxpayer-funded reports into allegations of misconduct.
Bill Lueders was a young journalist at Madison’s Isthmus newspaper in the late 1980s when he learned the value of public records. Lueders wanted to see the complaints filed by citizens against the Madison police.
Many states, including Wisconsin, have public records laws. But that doesn’t mean requesters always get the records they seek, or even that the laws are followed.
What provisions in a state’s laws are most associated with compliance?
News stories about a recent groundwater study are causing unfounded concerns about people getting sick from farming practices in Kewaunee County.
Staush Gruszynski, a former state Assembly representative from Green Bay, is the subject of an ongoing legal battle over records regarding his sexual harassment of a female staffer.
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.”
Guest author Peter Truitt argues in this Opinion piece that the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline should be halted because of high health and environmental risks.
The disturbing trend toward using digital dodges to evade Wisconsin’s Open Records Law extends far beyond the university.