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MADISON — Newly released records show that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is exploring the idea of treating the Legislature differently than other government bodies in Wisconsin when it comes to handling open records.

Vos spokeswoman Kit Beyer said Tuesday, September 8th that Vos wants to debate the changes before the end of the session next spring.

Via Assembly Speaker Robin Vos exploring changing open records law for Legislature only @ Fox 6.  

Assembly says yes

Next up for the team is working out a land sale with Milwaukee County and getting approval for the arena from the Milwaukee Common Council. Speaking at the Capitol after the Assembly vote, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd and team president Peter Feigin praised the deal and said the remaining pieces could be assembled in time for construction to start in the fall.

Via Assembly passes arena deal, sends it to Scott Walker @ JSOnline.

Walker Walks Back Open Records Overhaul in Budget

“Madison, WI (WKOW) — Governor Scott Walker says he wants a proposed overhaul of Wisconsin’s open records law removed from the prospective state budget.In a statement released by his office Saturday, Walker says he, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Alberta Darling and Representative John Nygren,…

Always (Far) Right

Walker was among the most conservative members of the Legislature while he served, according to the research of two political scientists who have measured the ideology of more than 20,000 past and current state lawmakers across the country.According to their data, Walker was more conservative than close to 90% of his Assembly colleagues in Wisconsin…

Wis Sen. Nass Jittery Over Peaceful Protest

Republicans had planned to end public testimony at 7 p.m., but shortly before 6:30 p.m. committee chairman Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) said he was cutting off the meeting abruptly because of what Nass called a "credible threat" in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. That story said union demonstrators were planning to peacefully disrupt the committee…

Outside

Union protest on State St steps of the Capitol #news3; #righttowork; pic.twitter.com/AoNa6fZouf — Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) February 24, 2015

Then, now

2009 Senate Bill 62 was introduced at the request of former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle on February 17, 2009. With Democrats controlling both houses of the Wisconsin legislature, the bill was voted on by the Joint Committee on Finance without a public hearing later that day. The next day — the 18th — it was…