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State open government laws worthless if not enforced (column)

4:54 PM, Mar. 17, 2014
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Laws are only as good as their enforcement.

Wisconsin has some of the nation's finest open government laws, including a model open meetings law requiring the public's business to be done in plain sight. And we have an excellent open records law granting the public access to "written, drawn, printed, spoken, visual or electromagnetic information" about government operations that is "recorded or preserved."

In recent years, enforcement of these laws has grown increasingly lax, and prosecutions of clear violations of the laws are less frequent. ...

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