Fight lawmakers’ shocking attack on open government

On July 2, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee unleashed a shocking assault on the state’s long and proud tradition of open government. It happened at night, on the eve of a holiday weekend, just a few hours after the proposal was first unveiled. No one has taken credit for it. Committee co-chair Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, literally walked away from a reporter asking whose idea it was. >>more
This is an emergency “Your Right to Know” column sent out from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council for July after the initial July column had already been sent out.