Mary Burke was succinct. She used a single word ó"Yes" ó to answer four of six questions from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council about open government.
The Democratic candidate for governor responded affirmatively when asked if she would… Burke, a Madison School Board member making her first run for statewide office, also said in her written responses that the Legislature should be subject to the state's open meetings law, though she continues to believe party caucuses should be able to meet in secret. Why?
Gov. Scott Walker, her Republican opponent, was less direct. In his written responses, Walker sidestepped the question about releasing calendars in advance, saying he makes his calendars available monthly upon request "as required by state law." He has continued predecessor Jim Doyle's approach of pre-announcing only select events, often with less than 24 hours' notice. Continue>>>