Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | Groups ask judges to tell Wisconsin lawmaker to provide electronic copies of public records

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports on our efforts urging the court to force state lawmakers to turn over electronic records when electronic records are asked for:

Conservative and government transparency advocates asked Wisconsin appeals court judges to reject a state lawmaker’s argument that he is not required to provide records in an electronic format.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, the MacIver Institute for Public Policy, the Badger Institute, and Americans for Prosperity — all conservative groups — and the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, filed a brief together recently in a lawsuit against Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa), saying Krug should be required to provide records in electronic format if the records exist that way already.

The lawsuit was filed by Bill Lueders, president of the Freedom of Information Council and editor of The Progressive magazine, after Krug delivered records Lueders had requested in paper format rather than in their electronic format. 

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