Senators Approve Measure For Legal Fees

Senators Approve Measure For Legal Fees

Free speech advocates are cheering the latest vote in the Wisconsin Senate.

Senators yesterday approved a measure that would charge local governments for legal fees in cases where they hold on to public information. The proposal comes after a Supreme Court ruling from last year that said local governments only had to pay legal fees if they lost an open records case. Senators say they want to avoid a situation where governments can delay and delay, then release the information at the last moment and avoid paying any legal fees.

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