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Open records expert: State wrong on Hill Farms case

Open government advocates are blasting a move by the Walker administration to withhold the names of some 40 parties who toured the Hill Farms site last month in advance of a sale and redevelopment of the 21-acre property.

“Is the state contending that the parties seeking a slice of this multi-million dollar pie will lose their appetite if their identities are revealed prior to the completion of negotiations?” says Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

In a move to dispose of state property mandated in Gov. Scott Walker’s last budget, the Department of Administration on Oct. 13 posted a request for proposals (RFP) for a developer to purchase the Hill Farms State Office Building, the undeveloped land around it and the Badger Road State Office Building off of South Park Street. Continue>>>