Sunday, March 15, 2009

Survey Says

Wisconsin ranks in bottom half of of online records availability.

Link to March 14 Sunshine Week post, " Sunshine Week 2009 SurveyOf State Government Information Online".

Excerpt: Most Americans can easily find videos of water skiing squirrels on the Internet but they’ll have less luck finding out whether their children's school buses and classrooms are safe, or if neighborhood gas stations are overcharging.

The Sunshine Week 2009 Survey of State Government Information online found that while more and more government records are being posted online, some of the most important information is being left offline. And in some cases governments are charging taxpayers to access records that they already paid for, such as death certificates.

The Wisconsin State Law Library provides links to the state's public records.

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