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Here are some important resources from the Freedom of the Information Council:

Open Government Resources tutorial: A summary of links to key information.

F.A.Q’s.: Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Meetings and Public Records Laws, compiled by the Madison law office of LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn.

Open Government Problem Areas: A changing list of problems and issues, as monitored by the Council.

A legislative wish-list for open government: Possible changes in law or policy to increase transparency, by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council

Cameras in the Courtroom: Summary of Supreme Court rules and helpful links.

Sample Open Records Request Letter: A sample letter that can be pasted into a word processing document and customized to your needs.

Top Ten Tips for Making An Open Records Request: Our guide for improving your request.

How to use the Open Records Law: The top 10 things to keep in mind when using the Open Records law.

The best of both worlds: Open government and economic development: A column from Wisconsin Lawyer about open government as it relates to development.

Speakers Bureau: The Wisconsin FOIC offers several council members to speak about open government at your event.

Public Records Law Compliance Guide, November 2015: Guide from the Attorney General’s office.

Open Meetings Law Compliance Guide, November 2015: Guide from the Attorney General’s office.

Wisconsin Public Notices: Search for public notices by keyword, date, newspaper or location.

Resolving Public Records Disputes in Wisconsin: The Role of the Attorney General’s Office:  A thesis by Jonathan Anderson.

DPPA and the Wisconsin Public Records Law: A form from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities to allow for release of law enforcement reports without redaction of DPPA-related information.