Thursday, January 28, 2016

With a 19-14 Republican majority in the State Senate, 63-36 in Assembly, this Democratic-sponsored bill is DOA

Bill would create financial penalties for destroying public records.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/28/2016)
Uncertain??!!  The proposal says that anyone who destroys a record during the time period it's required to be retained could pay a penalty of up to $1,000. The bill, proposed by Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Related posts:
Meet the members of the Wisconsin Public Records Board.  (11/11/2015)
Dear Beth, Journalists have a sacred oath to respond to this betrayal of the public trust by Scott Walker.  (12/11/2015)
Danger, Will Robinson! Scott Walker talks about openness, access, and transparency.  (12/8/2015)
Open records and Scott Walker's concerns with constituents' privacy.  (7/5/2015)
Scott Walker does David Bowie.  (7/4/2015)
Open records and Scott Walker's irresolute response.  (7/4/2015) 
When it comes to transparency, ALEC wants to have it both ways.  (7/4/2015)
You have to wonder what dictionary Joint Finance co-chair John Nygren is working from.  (7/3/2015) 
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos's definition of transparency: All the self-serving Republican news releases I see fit to print
Good question, Albert Darling. So why the lack of transparency in Wisconsin? (7/3/2015)

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