In Wisconsin, public officials generally must retain all public records, which includes emails. But state legislators have no legal obligation to do so.
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.
More than $2.2 million raised and spent in Milwaukee suburbs for $53,000-a-year job
Political donations continue to accelerate after campaign finance laws relaxed in 2015
Longtime state legislator accepted donations over the legal maximum from several donors
Governor asks legislature for $200 million for broadband expansion and aid; feds sending billions in help at some point
An end-around the governor? A recall of state Supreme Court justices? Primary challenges?
How far will the parties go to defend, or break, Wisconsin’s gerrymandered districts?
TWO MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS: This Year, Out-of-State Liberals Dominated Donations to Wisconsin Political Parties
That could have major ramifications for the next decade.
See the super-rich donors who are taking advantage of a big loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law.
In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures.
The Wisconsin State Legislature meets in full just a few days per year, but is considered – and paid like – a full-time legislative body. What’s up with that?