Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council decries arrests for filming Legislature

For immediate release  Contact: Bill Lueders, (608) 669-4712 The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is deeply concerned about the arrests of citizens for filming the Wisconsin Legislature, a right expressly afforded by the state’s Open Meetings Law. “These arrests appear to violate the spirit and the letter of the Open Meetings Law which, ironically enough, […]

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Dave Zweifel to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE3/15/2011 CONTACT: Andy Hall, 608-262-3642, ahall@wisconsinwatch.orgBill Lueders, 608-251-5627, blueders@isthmus.com Dave Zweifel, editor emeritus of The Capital Times, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award in recognition of his decades-long efforts to increase public access to information about government. Zweifel will receive the award April 20 at the first […]

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March 10, 2011: Opee Awards announced

WISCONSIN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COUNCIL 101 KING ST. MADISON WI 53703 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Lueders  (608) 251-5627 March 10, 2011 State Freedom of Information Council bestows annual “Opee” Awards The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, as part of national Sunshine Week (sunshineweek.org), March 13-19, is bestowing its fifth annual round of awards in […]

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May 26, 2011: Statement on Judge Sumi decision

WISCONSIN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COUNCIL101 KING ST. MADISON WI 53703 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Bill Lueders  (608) 251-5627 May 26, 2011 Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council statement on Judge Maryann Sumi’s ruling The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council appreciates the thoughtful analysis that instructed Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi’s ruling striking down the collective […]

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Open meeting controversy

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council weighs in on open meeting controversy On Thursday, March 10, at 10:50 a.m., Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders issued the following statement: I have been asked whether the Wisconsin FOIC has a position on last night’s action by the state Legislature. As you know, I am not a […]

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Nov. 19, 2008: Audit results released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 Contacts: Bill Lueders, President of Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, (608) 251-5627 or blueders@isthmus.com Jason Shepard, Ph.D. Candidate, UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, (608) 445-8448 or jmshepar@wisc.edu For more information, visit www.wisfoic.org. 3 in 10 public-records requests not properly fulfilled, new study finds A statewide public […]

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March 12, 2009: Opee Awards announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bill Lueders (608) 251-5627 March 12, 2009 State FOI Council Bestows Annual “Opee” Awards The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, as part of national Sunshine Week (sunshineweek.org), March 15-21, is bestowing its third annual round of awards in recognition of people and institutions that have shaped the fortunes of open government […]

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