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Wisconsin state legislators wrote themselves a ‘bizarre’ loophole in the Open Records Law

Wisconsin state legislators wrote themselves a ‘bizarre’ loophole in the Open Records Law

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April 28, 2021

Unlike every other public official in the state, legislators can destroy documents to avoid records requests

BY PETER CAMERON, THE BADGER PROJECT

If the city of Oshkosh’s streets superintendent gets an email from a citizen complaining about an uneven sidewalk in front of his house, by law that public employee has to hold onto that record should anyone want to see it.

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