Operating as though public records law didn’t exist

Madison– Gov. Scott Walker announced over the weekend that Republicans would not create new exceptions to the state’s open records law, but for months the all-but-certain presidential candidate has been operating as if the exemptions were already in place.

Two months ago, Walker declined to make public records related to his proposal to rewrite the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement and release the Wisconsin Idea from state law. He argued he didn’t have to release those records to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and others because they were part of his office’s internal deliberations.

The Progressive magazine and the Center for Media and Democracy sued Walker over those denials. The cases are pending in Dane County Circuit Court….”

Via Walker office operating as if proposed open records exemptions are law, @ JSOnline.

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