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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Opee Awards 2011 toast open government

Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the ideal (if not always the practice) of openness in government, was launched in 2005 and is already a tradition. This year it's set for March 13-19. In connection with this event, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is giving its fifth annual "Opee" Awards to those who've made their mark on open government here. >More
 Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council weighs in on open meeting controversy

I have been asked whether the Wisconsin FOIC has a position on last night's action by the state Legislature. As you know, I am not a lawyer and do not play one on TV. These are difficult issues to parse. But a few points can be made. >More
 P.S. Mueller: Governor/savant

 Kovalic: Smell test

 When your governor doesn't listen

Dear Linda: My new governor seems controlling and doesn't listen to me when I try to talk with him. I've had governors before, and while things weren't ever perfect, this feels really different. I don't feel respected, and I feel like it's more about him than about us. What can I do to make this relationship work? >More
 Kovalic: Scrolling through the governor's inbox

 P.S. Mueller: Gubernatorial evolution

 Kovalic: They could have trashed something

 P.S. Mueller: Make A Teacher Want You Dead

 Many of Scott Walker's claims have been proven untrue, at times by Walker himself

The other day, the office of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an indignant press release, titled "Response to Factual Inaccuracies." It correctly identified a fundamental difference between two numbers that Walker's critics have linked: the state's $137 million deficit through June 30 and the $140 million in tax breaks for business approved by Walker and the Legislature since he took office in early January. >More
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