Governor Sued Over Reluctance to Release Public Records
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Transparency Project is suing Gov. Tony Evers on behalf of WITI-TV over his reluctance to release emails to the Milwaukee station under the state’s open records law.
Evers released a day’s worth of emails after initially denying the station’s request.
Evers was criticized by open records advocated for initially rejecting the reporter’s request because it was not limited to a specific subject.
The station’s reporter filed the first request for four weeks of emails but narrowed that request to a week after Evers rebuffed the first inquiry.
His staff attorneys said turning over a block of emails is too burdensome.
The Transparency Project is a law firm dedicated to enforcing open records and open meetings laws.