According to the state’s Open Records Law, every public official in Wisconsin must keep their records should anyone from the public want to see them. Except for state legislators. The politicians who wrote the law carved in an exemption for themselves. So state legislators can destroy their records, such as deleting emails, to protect themselves from the Open Records Law. Read our story on this issue here.
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