Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What is Leah Vukmir Hiding?

And why is J. B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin Department of Just Us, enabling her? (That's a rhetorical question.)

Our View:  Legislators are not above state's open records law. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/16/2013)

Excerpt:  Van Hollen's and Vukmir's argument flies in the face of the intent of the open records and open meeting's laws and in the previous practice of obtaining open records. It flies in the face of every principle of open government and transparency.

Editorial:  Disregard for right to know.  (Beloit Daily News, 9/16/2013)

Excerpt: Transparency is not a partisan issue. And transparency is not an ideological issue. Transparency is a hallmark of good government.

Our view: Openness applies to lawmakers, too.  (La Crosse Tribune, 9/15/2013)

Excerpt: If that ridiculous assertion is legally upheld, we might as well hang a sold sign on the front door of the Capitol because we will have lost the war to special interests.

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