Friday, March 4, 2011

Media sue Walker for release of e-mails

Media sue Walker for release of e-mails

Two local news organizations sued Gov. Scott Walker Friday for alleged failure to respond to their requests for e-mails that the governor claimed were overwhelmingly in favor of his controversial budget repair bill.

The lawsuit was filed in Dane County Circuit Court by Isthmus and the Associated Press, which had both filed open records requests with Walker's office on Feb. 18 seeking to review the e-mails.

"The governor said he had gotten more than 8,000 e-mails as of Feb. 17, with ‘the majority' urging him to ‘stay firm' on his budget repair bill," Isthmus News Editor Bill Lueders said. "We're just trying to see these largely supportive responses."

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