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Responses to Open Government Correspondence

The Wisconsin Open Meetings Law and the Wisconsin Public Records Law both provide that any person may request advice from the Attorney General as to the applicability of those laws under any circumstances. Such requests often come in the form of written correspondence. Below are responses provided by DOJ’s Office of Open Government to such requests. The responses will be updated on this website on a quarterly basis. Each quarterly batch includes a subject matter index.

 

2017 4th Quarter Correspondence

2017 3rd Quarter Correspondence

2017 2nd Quarter Correspondence

2017 1st Quarter Correspondence

2016 4th Quarter Correspondence

2016 3rd Quarter Correspondence

2016 2nd Quarter Correspondence

2016 1st Quarter Correspondence

2015 4th Quarter Correspondence

Answer: The Wisconsin Open Meetings Law ensures that...

Answer: Records retention is a subject that is generally related to, but different from, the access requirements imposed by...

Answer: Under the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law, there are several options available when an individual believes a...

Answer: The Wisconsin Public Records Law permits an authority to impose a fee upon a requester but only for four specific...

Answer: The answer depends on what is reflected in the meeting minutes. So long as the minutes record all motions and roll-...

Answer: The public records law authorizes requesters to inspect or obtain copies of “records” created or maintained by an...

Answer: First, it is helpful to define “quorum.” A...

Answer: The Wisconsin Public Records Law provides several courses of action for a requester dissatisfied with an authority’...

Answer: Wisconsin public records law does not require an authority to respond to a public record request within a certain...

Answer: The Wisconsin Open Meetings Law requires that public notice of every meeting of a governmental body must be...

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