Let the sun shine on public oversight

Opinion from Superior Telegram:

Sunshine Week is March 10-16, 2013. Please join me in celebrating Wisconsin’s vibrant “sunshine laws,” the Public Records Law and the Open Meetings Law. These laws — and their diligent observance by records custodians and meetings organizers — provide broad access to information about how our state and local governments operate.



NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for September 14, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Indiana jail records coming to smartphones


Petition names go public in Wisconsin recall

From Los Angeles Time Nation Now:

The Wisconsin recall petitions — consisting of more than 1 million names asking to recall Gov. Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four state senators — have been posted online by state election officials, even though signers raised questions about how the disclosures might affect their personal security.