Scott Walker, (608) 266-1212, [email protected], gov/contact-us Assembly Speaker Robin Vos(R-Rochester), (608) 266-9171, [email protected] Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald(R-Juneau), (608) 266-5660, [email protected] Assembly Representatives: Rep.

Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), (608) 266-8580, [email protected] Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva), (608) 266-1190, [email protected]

Edward Brooks (R-Reedsburg), (608) 266-8531, [email protected] Robert Brooks (R-Saukville), (608) 267-2369, [email protected] Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee), (608) 266-0650, [email protected] Dave Considine (D-Baraboo), (608) 266-7746, [email protected] David Craig (R-Big Bend), (608) 266-3363, [email protected]

Mary Czaja (R-Irma), (608) 266-7694, [email protected] Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau), (608) 266-7015, [email protected] Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska), (608) 266-0631, [email protected] James Edming (R-Glen Flora), (608) 266-7506, [email protected]

We should be pointing this out, as well as reminding people of the very strong proclamations in favor of transparency that have been made by our elected officials, including Gov.

Scott Walker, who as a candidate said that the state Legislature needs to be more transparent.

To that end, the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee, Sen. John Nygren (R-Marinette), need to come clean and tell the world who authored this attack on democratic principles. END UPDATES -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last night, shortly after 9 pm on the eve of what for many will be a three day weekend in observance of Independence Day, Republicans on Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee forced through a provision in the pending budget that would exempt them from compliance with state open records law.

More from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council: July 3, 2015 Action Alert on Legislature’s Attack on Open Records Law The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is issuing an emergency action alert in response to the Joint Finance Committee’s shocking assault on the state’s long and proud tradition of open government.

Also, some information about what may have prompted this despicable act here. A newspaper from a conservative area of northern Wisconsin is calling for a RECALL of the committee chairs if they do not disclose who requested these changes to state law.

It is nothing less than the attempted murder of honest government, and the perpetrators of it deserve the political equivalent of the death sentence: recall.

In addition, the omnibus bill cuts away at public access to information about criminal charges in the state’s online court records system.