Friday, March 18, 2011

Scott Walker's "transparent" government results in lawsuit, costs taxpayers thousands of dollars

So much for Republican Governor Scott Walker's promise that his government would be very transparent.

On Wednesday, Gov. Walker's office settled an open records lawsuit brought against it by two media outlets. The Associated Press and the Madison weekly newspaper Isthmus filed the lawsuit March 4 after their attempts to obtain e-mails sent to Walker in support of his proposal to bust public employee unions were stymied by Walker's office, and under the terms of the settlement Walker's office did not admit any fault but agreed to produce the records and pay attorney's fees and costs of around $7,000.

1 comment:

  1. plus we have to pay the costs of Walkers Attorney's since they work for the state. More lawsuits to come. I think walkers campaign should have to pay!