Under Wisconsin’s open government laws, any governmental body has to meet in public and announce what they will discuss in their meetings so folks can decide if they want to attend. Government can meet in closed session in a limited number of circumstances, such as when it is conducting judicial hearings, discussing employment and licensing matters, negotiating the purchase of public properties, or reviewing ongoing litigation.
Now, a Wisconsin attorney from Port Washington wants to help people get a handle on open records laws.
Tom Kamenick started the Wisconsin Transparency Project out of his home. He’s aiming to help people understand when their right to open records has been violated. Kamenick says record laws in Wisconsin are more expansive than those in many other states. (Read more here...)