New bill would prevent Wisconsin lawmakers from destroying public records

A Wisconsin state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would prevent legislators from destroying public records. Other government agencies are required to keep public records for set periods of time. However, an exception state lawmakers wrote themselves decades ago allows them to avoid such rules. As FOX6 discovered in a recent investigation, state lawmakers regularly delete emails,…


Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald: No plans to change open records laws this session

Republican lawmakers in the state Senate have no plans to revisit changes to Wisconsin's open records law in the final months of the legislative session, a top GOP senator said last week. 

But many lawmakers still think some changes to the law are needed, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said in an interview with the Cap Times.  Continue…