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Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Documentary chronicles the human cost of gerrymandering.

Your Right to Know: Records Fees Mean Records Denials
Your Right to Know

Records Fees Mean Records Denials

Some legislators charge more than $100 to forward digital records. Is that open records?

Murphy’s Law: Lame Duck Laws Hurting the State
Murphy’s Law

Lame Duck Laws Hurting the State

Tying hands of Attorney General stalls 15 lawsuits, could cost taxpayers millions.

Lame Duck Laws Opposed Overwhelmingly

Lame Duck Laws Opposed Overwhelmingly

Records show Legislature fielded nearly 48,000 contacts from people and 98% opposed lame duck laws.

Your Right to Know: Legislators Use Fees to Keep Records Secret
Your Right to Know

Legislators Use Fees to Keep Records Secret

Charging citizens making open records requests means less scrutiny of government.

Op Ed: We the Irrelevant People
Op Ed

We the Irrelevant People

Citizens overwhelmingly opposed long list of legislation passed by Republicans.

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Wisconsin Residents See Democracy in Decline

Nationally and here in Wisconsin, citizens feel their voices aren't being heard.

Your Right to Know: Some Legislators Still Crave Secrecy
Your Right to Know

Some Legislators Still Crave Secrecy

Some routinely destroy correspondence and other materials, making government less open.

Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award
Press Release

Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award

Dreps, who last month was inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, is retiring from full-time practice at the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn.

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners
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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners

The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the cause of open government.