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Municipalities Cannot Recover Costs of Redacting Public Records

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From the League of Wisconsin Municipalities site, titled "Municipalities Cannot Recover Costs of Redacting Public Records": Wisconsin's municipalities may find they are in a difficult place when it comes to complying with Wisconsin's public records law. The law requires municipalities to produce any records responsive to a request that can be disclosed while redacting from those same records any confidential information that cannot be disclosed.