Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wisconsin Assembly panel passes bill limiting records access

Link to report in February 4 Oshkosh Northwestern.

Excerpt: Over objections from the media and freedom of information advocates, a legislative committee passed a bill Wednesday that would limit the public’s access to online court information.

Both Democrats and Republicans predicted that the bill would face a tough time getting the approval of the full Assembly.

"It’s going to be a hard sell," said Rep. Fred Kessler, the Democratic chairman of the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Homeland Security, who opted to send it onward after a 3-3 vote

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