Statewide articles on open government

Open government in the news

“Supervisor won’t pay county’s legal fees,” Baraboo News Republic, 4/30/11

“New site makes public notices easy to search,” LaCrosse Tribune, 1/26/11

“The Reporter files lawsuit over police investigation,” The Oshkosh Northwestern, 1/7/11

• Editorial: “Don’t let clerks decide court recrods access,” Appleton Post-Crescent, 11/5/10

• “Times, Miller reach settlement over open records lawsuit,” The Lakeland Times, 8/3/10

• “Wisconsin far from hitting open records goal,” Appleton Post-Crescent, 3/15/10

“An Assault on Court Records,” Isthmus, 3/4/10

“Post, UWM reach settlement in records lawsuit,” The UWM-Post, 2/15/10

• “Panel deadlocks on limiting online access to court records,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/3/10

• “Judge sets date for Menasha Utilities steam plant records release,” Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/1/10

• “Lawmaker pushes for WIAA to comply with state’s public records, open meetings law,” Appleton Post-Crescent, 1/13/10

• “Paper files suit over UW records,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/18/09

• “After four requests, Gazette gets open records,” Janesville Gazette, 12/2/09

• “Judge: Dunn County in Error, $40,000 awarded,” Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 12/2/09

• “State releases grenade video to settle lawsuit,” LaCrosse Tribune, 11/16/09

• “UWM paper sues school for records,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/11/09

• “City board’s e-mails may violate open meetings law,” Racine Journal Times, 11/2/09

• “Legislature considering shield law protection for reporters,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/4/09

• Peter Leidy performs a revamped version of “Behind Closed Doors,” about secrecy in the state budget, on “Here and Now,” Wisconsin Public Television, 6/19/09

• “What was Gary Becker hiding?” RacinePost, 6/17/09

• “Judge fines Weyauwega-Fremont school board members in closed meeting case,” Appleton Post Crescent, 6/11/09

• “State budget provision would allow some felonies to be erased,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/23/09

• Opinion: “Expunge court policy from state of Wisconsin budget,” Wisconsin State Journal, 4/23/09

• “Doyle’s office says bid to keep traffic data secret was a mistake,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/19/09

• “Doyle proposal would remove some court records,” Associated Press, 2/17/09