Open Government

Whose Idea?

A review by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism shows similarities between recent records request denials from the governor’s office and the state Department of Administration and changes inserted in the budget Thursday by Republican leaders — similarities that raise questions about whether Walker himself was involved in the budget proposal.

Critics from the left and right agree the measure would keep vast categories of state and local government documents secret.

Via Dee Hall: Walker Vows to Change Proposal Gutting Open Records @ Urban Milwaukee.

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,…

Janesville’s corrupt political culture

Get out your biggest box of popcorn and pull up your most comfortable easy chair because the Janesville school administration cover-up exposed by a union representative while performing a routine check of school board candidate petitions just turned deeply political. Via Janesville School District Insiders Retaliate Against Whistleblower, Scandal Spreads @ Rock Netroots.