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Thursday, July 9, 2015

 11:44 AM 

Vos proposes amendment to Dem open records resolution, setting off scramble

Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, proposed taking up the Dem open records resolution and offered an amendment that seemed to catch the other side of the aisle by surprise.

The amendment would strike the following from the resolution that, "immediately upon adjournment of the floor session held on July 9, 2015, the committee on assembly organization shall meet and consider a resolution affirming that the Wisconsin State Assembly remains committed to our state’s open record and open government laws and policies, and will take all necessary steps to ensure that these laws and policies are preserved without modification or degradation."

Instead the resolution would only read, "The State of Wisconsin has a proud tradition of protecting the public’s right to access to its government. Today, we reaffirm our state’s long−standing tradition of open and transparent government and will continue to work to uphold these principles and protections."

UPDATE: The Assembly has signed off on the modified version of the resolution.


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