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Your right to know: Don't exempt UW-Madison from records law

5:26 PM, Jul. 1, 2013
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has requested that the state Legislature grant it an exemption from Wisconsin's Open Records Law.

The proposed legislation, if passed, would limit public access to university records and diminish independent scrutiny of the state's flagship university.

In pursuit of this exemption, UW-Madison officials have circulatedproposed language, initially to a list of Republican-only legislators. The two-page memo contained a range of arguments for granting increased protection of "intellectual property," primarily the growing proportion of ...

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