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Capitol Newsletter: AG gets high marks in open records debate
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Attorney General Brad Schimel gets an A-plus for his quick and sharp criticism of a dramatic 11th-hour move by his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to gut Wisconsin's anti-secrecy law. At issue is language of an amendment to the state budget bill that was poised for passage that would have rendered as "secret" virtually all records and communications made by public officials at both the state and local levels. The language was added to the budget bill in the final hours of committee deliberations on a partisan vote.

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