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Editorial: Stall tactic on records release in Wisconsin must end

During Sunshine Week in March when attention nationwide was focused on government transparency, Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order calling on state agencies to "go above and beyond requirements of the Public Records Law and promote easier, fairer and broader access to public records."

The director of state courts hasn't gotten the message.

The office's interim director, J. Denis Moran, still has not responded to a USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin open records request that was filed more than four months ago, before the executive order was issued. Continue…