Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | Taxpayers to pay nearly $2,000 in legal fees for Wisconsin Rep. Jonathan Brostoff in open records case

Covering our lawsuit against Wisconsin State Representative Jonathan Brostoff, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes:

Taxpayers will pay about $2,000 in legal fees for a Democratic lawmaker who tried to charge a conservative group thousands of dollars for copies of his emails that it sought under the state’s open records law. 

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) told a researcher with the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty last year that he would have to pay $3,240 for printed copies of thousands of pages of Brostoff’s emails, even though the researcher asked for them electronically. 

WILL sued in February, arguing Brostoff was obligated to provide the records electronically for a much lower cost. The group and Brostoff said Wednesday they had reached a settlement in which Brostoff would provide the records electronically and the state would cover WILL’s legal fees of just under $2,000.

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